The last 4 types of dolphins are very unique and different in their own little way. These 4 are the Spinner dolphins, Spotted dolphins, Tucuxi dolphins (pink), and the White Beaked dolphins.
The Spinner dolphin is another type of dolphin found in the ocean. This species grows to about 4 – 5 feet and weighs about 160 – 170 pounds at full maturity. Like the Spotted dolphin; the color, shape, and size of the Spinner dolphin is determined by the region the dolphin is in. They do have a long, slender beak. The bottom of the beak is white and the top of the beak is black. This species is found in the Tropic of Capricorn and the Tropic of Cancer. The majority of the Spinner dolphins are found in Hawaii. They live in the deep parts of the ocean so they can easily find prey.
The Spotted dolphin gets its name from the spots that are found on its body. There is no one particular size or color of these dolphins because the color and size of them are different for each region they are in. Basically, the only way to distinguish this species is by its’ spots. They can swim up to 30 miles per hour. These dolphins have now been put on the endangered list due to people killing them for their meat, oil, and skin.
The Tucuxi dolphin is the last of all the different types of dolphins. This species is found to the north and east of South America. The Tucuxi dolphin is found in the ocean, but also found in the Amazon Basin. This species is also known as the Pink dolphin because of the pinkish color on their bellies. Their backs are bluish-gray. Out of all the types of dolphins, this species is known as one of the smallest in the ocean.
White Beaked Dolphin
The White Beaked dolphin is known as the ‘dolphin of speed’ because of its dashing speed through the water. They have a powerful tail and fins that help them propel through the ocean at blazing speeds. They are dark gray to black in color with white bands on their flanks. They grow to be about 8 – 9 feet in length and females are usually a bit smaller in size. They are mostly found in the cool waters of the North Atlantic ocean.