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COMMERSON’S DOLPHIN (Cephalorhynchus commersonii) ©gudrunorca
The species has also the common names Skunk Dolphin, Piebald Dolphin and Panda Dolphin. The dolphin is named for Philibert Commerson, who first described them in 1767 after he sighted them in the Strait of Magellan.
This stocky creature is one of the smallest of all cetaceans growing to  around 1.5 m (5 ft). A mature female caught off of south Patagonia, at 23 kg (51 lb) and 1.36 m (4.5 ft), may be the smallest adult cetacean on record.
The Commerson’s Dolphin is very active. It is often seen swimming  rapidly on the surface and leaping from the water. It also spins and  twists as it swims and may surf on breaking waves when very close to the  shore. It will bow-ride and swim behind fast-moving boats. They are  also known to enjoy swimming upside-down, which is thought to improve  the visibility of its prey.
This dolphin feeds on a mix of coastal and pelagic fish and squid. Those in the South American sub-population supplement their diet with crustaceans.
Fact Source: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Commerson%27s_dolphin
Other photos you may enjoy:
Bottlenose Porpoise Barcelona Zoo
Bottlenose pod surfing the waves
Dolphin surrounded by fish
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thedisappointment:

Commerson’s Dolphin
They look pretty awesome.

COMMERSON’S DOLPHIN (Cephalorhynchus commersonii) ©gudrunorca

The species has also the common names Skunk Dolphin, Piebald Dolphin and Panda Dolphin. The dolphin is named for Philibert Commerson, who first described them in 1767 after he sighted them in the Strait of Magellan.

This stocky creature is one of the smallest of all cetaceans growing to around 1.5 m (5 ft). A mature female caught off of south Patagonia, at 23 kg (51 lb) and 1.36 m (4.5 ft), may be the smallest adult cetacean on record.

The Commerson’s Dolphin is very active. It is often seen swimming rapidly on the surface and leaping from the water. It also spins and twists as it swims and may surf on breaking waves when very close to the shore. It will bow-ride and swim behind fast-moving boats. They are also known to enjoy swimming upside-down, which is thought to improve the visibility of its prey.

This dolphin feeds on a mix of coastal and pelagic fish and squid. Those in the South American sub-population supplement their diet with crustaceans.

Fact Source: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Commerson%27s_dolphin

Other photos you may enjoy:

Bottlenose Porpoise Barcelona Zoo

Bottlenose pod surfing the waves

Dolphin surrounded by fish

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thedisappointment:

Commerson’s Dolphin

They look pretty awesome.

(via veggie-pizza)

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    COMMERSON’S DOLPHIN (Cephalorhynchus commersonii)
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    and they’re so small! PRECIOUS :)
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    Awwee
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    this guy’s reaaaally cool.
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    so cool! it’s like a reverse killer whale!
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