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#1 Nick Hope

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Posted 09 January 2012 - 10:07 PM

Does anyone know what species of dolphin these are? I shot them near Phuket in Thailand in the Andaman Sea, Indian Ocean.

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Posted 10 January 2012 - 12:48 AM

Hi Nick, there is a frame at 4 seconds that suggests it is a type of humpback dolphin judging by the ventral edge of the dorsal fin, though the colouration is a bit dark. Just my initial reaction.
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Posted 10 January 2012 - 01:11 AM

Difficult to tell but with the white tip rostrum and curved dorsal, and the size judging from the bow and your foot :B):, I'd guess spotted dolphin, probably pan tropical, Stenella Attenuata. Was there a very distinctive line on the body between the top and bottom side of the torso? I sorta see that but it's difficult with a top down view.

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Posted 17 January 2012 - 04:44 AM

Thanks guys. I'm going with Stenella attenuata as the best guess.

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Posted 13 February 2012 - 08:27 PM

Someone replied that they are Steno bredanensis (rough-toothed dolphins) because of the lack of a crease between beak and forehead. After closer study and more research I think they're probably correct.

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Posted 13 February 2012 - 11:01 PM

That's actually a good id actually. However, next time...jump in the water! :lol:

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