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Cetology
2013-10-02 11:21:29

Cetology is a branch of marine mammal science that studies about eighty species of dolphins, whales, and porpoise, all of which are classified within the Cetacea order. Cetologists, who practice cetology, work to understand the distribution, development, behavior, and other aspects of cetaceans. The study of cetaceans began in the Classical era. About 2,300 years ago, Aristotle documented...

Indo-Pacific Bottlenose Dolphin Tursiops aduncus
2013-09-19 11:24:25

The Indo-Pacific bottlenose dolphin (Tursiops aduncus) is one of three recognized species of bottlenose dolphin that can be found in the waters near southern Australia, South China, and India. Its range also includes the Red Sea and the eastern coastal areas of Africa. All bottlenose dolphins were classified as one species, the common bottlenose dolphin or T. truncates, until 1998 when the...

Burrunan Dolphin Tursiops australis
2013-09-19 11:08:29

The Burrunan dolphin (Tursiops australis) is one of three recognized species of bottlenose dolphin. It can be found in two areas of Victoria, Australia. One population can be found in the Gippsland Lakes, where about 50 reside, and one in Port Phillip, where about 100 individuals reside. Haplotypes of the Burrunan dolphin have been discovered in an area extending from the Spencer Gulf waters...

Hourglass Dolphin Lagenorhynchus cruciger
2013-08-16 10:45:47

The hourglass dolphin (Lagenorhynchus cruciger) is a rare species that can be found in Antarctic and subAntarctic waters. Most sightings of this species have been made in the southern waters near the Shetland Islands, off the coast of Tierra del Fuego, Argentina, and in the southern waters near New Zealand. It is thought that this dolphin does not congregate in large numbers in any area of its...

Long-Beaked Common Dolphin Delphinus capensis
2013-06-22 16:27:01

The long-beaked common dolphin (Delphinus capensis) is a species within the Delphinus, or common dolphin, genus that can be found in a fragmented range within tropical and warm temperate habitats. Its range includes western and southern areas of Africa, central California and Mexico, coastal regions of Peru, Taiwan, Korea, Japan, a large portion of western South America. The long-beaked...

Short-Beaked Common Dolphin Delphinus delphis
2013-06-22 16:01:34

The short-beaked common dolphin (Delphinus delphis) is a species that can be found in warm temperate and tropical waters. Its range is larger than that of the long-beaked common dolphin and includes the Mediterranean and Caribbean Seas, but it is not thought to occur in the Indian Ocean. This species is classified within the Delphinus genus along with the long-beaked common dolphin. Both of...

Pygmy Killer Whale Feresa attenuata
2013-01-30 15:25:51

Image Caption: Fossil of Feresa Attenuata, Shimonoseki Marine Science Museum KAIKYOUKAN, Japan. Credit: OpenCage/Wikipedia (CC BY-SA 2.5) The pygmy killer whale is widely distributed in tropical and sub-tropical waters worldwide. Regular sightings of this species occur off the coast of Hawaii and Japan, and also in the Indian Ocean near Sri Lanka and Lesser Antilles. In the Atlantic the...

Black-chinned Dolphin Lagenorhynchus australis
2013-01-18 15:46:49

Image Caption: Peale's Dolphin, Near Ventisquero Pio XI, Feb 2006 en:Lagenorhynchus australis (taken at Ventisquero Pio XI, Chilean Patagonia). Credit: FDrummondH/Wikipedia (CC BY-SA 3.0) The black-chinned dolphin (Lagenorhynchus australis), also known as Peale's Dolphin or Peale's Black-chinned Dolphin, can be found near Tierra del Fuego at the southern tip of South America. Within these...

Atlantic Spotted Dolphin Stenella frontalis
2012-06-20 11:22:46

The Atlantic spotted dolphin (Stenella frontalis) can be found in the Gulf Stream of the North Atlantic Ocean, including the area between Florida and Bermuda and the Gulf of Mexico. Its eastern range may extend as far as the Azores and Canary Islands, although sightings in these areas have been uncommon. Its northern range begins at Cape Cod and extends to the southwestern portion of Spain. It...

Clymene Dolphin Stenella clymene
2012-06-20 11:17:59

The Clymene dolphin (Stenella clymene) is a dolphin that is native to the Atlantic Ocean. It was once known as the short-snouted spinner dolphin. Although its range is not fully understood, specifically the southern portions, it does prefer tropical and temperate waters. Its range begins in New Jersey, stretching east-south-east to southern Morocco, and it is thought that the southern area of...

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