common dolphin

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Related to Short-beaked common dolphin: Delphinus capensis, Arabian Common Dolphin, Long-beaked Common Dolphin
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Noun1.common dolphin - black-and-white dolphin that leaps high out of the watercommon dolphin - black-and-white dolphin that leaps high out of the water;
dolphin - any of various small toothed whales with a beaklike snout; larger than porpoises
genus Delphinus, Delphinus - type genus of the Delphinidae
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The short-beaked common dolphin was filmed repeatedly leaping almost four metres out of the water near Worm's Head on the Gower coast on Friday.
The 3 warm-temperate and tropical species were short-beaked common dolphin (Delphinus delphis), long-beaked common dolphin (D.
They cover quaternary sea-level and palaeotidal changes: a review of impacts on, and responses of, the marine biosphere; oceans and maritime resources in a changing climate; the short-beaked common dolphin (Dolphinus delphis) in the north-east Atlantic: distribution, ecology, management, and conservation status; the biogeography of transient reef-fish spawning aggregations in the Caribbean: a synthesis for future research and management; and ocean ecogeochemistry.
Last June, a "superpod" of more than 400 short-beaked common dolphin was recorded in the Moray Firth -thought to be a "massive migration" into the North Sea.
Observer notes of the injured short-beaked common dolphin indicated that the "dolphin remained motionless and was right-side up at the surface.
For example, recent DNA studies of what was thought to be a single species, the common dolphin (Delphinus delphis), revealed the existence of two species, now known as the short-beaked common dolphin (D.
3), and the most commonly encountered small cetacean species were short-beaked common dolphin, Pacific white-sided dolphin (46 sightings), and Dali's porpoise (49 sightings) (Fig.
These surveys provided comprehensive estimates of abundance for short-beaked common dolphin (Delphinus delphis) in the California Current.
The short-beaked common dolphin is a species usually seen in deeper waters.
A total of 425 boat-based surveys documented three species inhabiting the study area year-round--the common bottlenose dolphin, Tursiops truncatus, the long-beaked common dolphin, Delphinus capensis, and the short-beaked common dolphin, D.
This assertion is consistent with documented correlations between water temperature fluctuations (associated with La Nina events) and short-beaked common dolphin (Delphinus delphis) distribution (Neumann, 2001) and distributional range limits for some Delphinidae species determined by water temperature (Gaskin, 1968).