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Clymene Dolphin Natural Hybridization
2014-01-09 12:44:22

Lee Rannals for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online Natural hybridization between two dolphin species likely helped to bring about the mysterious clymene dolphin, according to a study published in the open-access journal PLOS ONE. Researchers from several institutions found in a molecular analysis that spinner dolphins and striped dolphins helped create the clymene dolphin. Questions about the clymene dolphin’s origins have been unanswered for many years, so the team from the...


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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 is thought that the southern portion of its range extends from West Africa to Rio Grande do Sul in...

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 its range beings near Angola and stretches to Rio de Janeiro. It prefers habitats within deep water,...

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2006-08-26 18:55:31

The Spinner Dolphin (Stenella longirostris) is a small dolphin found in offshore tropical waters around the world. It is famous for its acrobatic displays in which they will spin longitudinally along their axis as they leap through the air. Taxonomy The Spinner Dolphin is sometimes referred to as the Long-snouted Spinner Dolphin, particularly in older texts, to distinguish it from the similar Clymene Dolphin, which is often called the Short-snouted Spinner Dolphin. John Gray discovered...

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2006-08-16 21:06:06

The Pantropical Spotted Dolphin (Stenella attenuata) is a species of dolphin found in all the world's temperate and tropical oceans. The species was beginning to come under threat due to the killing of millions of individuals in tuna. The 1980s saw the rise of "dolphin-friendly tuna [capturing methods]" in order to save millions of the species in the eastern Pacific Ocean. Taxonomy John Gray first identified the species in 1846. Gray's initial analysis included the Atlantic Spotted...

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