The Atlantic Spotted Dolphin is a friendly and well-known species especially to people in the Bahamas.
An Atlantic Spotted Dolphin (Photo: NOAA)
The Atlantic Spotted Dolphin is a cetacean species endemic in the Gulf Stream of the North Atlantic Ocean and other parts of the Atlantic. Adult individuals are easy to identify by the distinctive spotted coloring all over their bodies.
This a relatively smaller-sized dolphin when compared to other better-known dolphin species. The Atlantic spotted dolphin is a stoutly-built but compact creature and sports a moderately long, chunky beak. Typically, the beak is white-tipped and some individuals may have white ‘lips’.
The main body color is a dark cape, gray sides, and a whitish underbelly. Spots begin to appear