Common Dolphin and Calf

Toothed whales, like this common dolphin (Delphinus delphis) and its calf, live in social groups called pods. The mother and calf form a pair that shares a long-term bond. Read more about toothed whales with our fact sheet. 

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A common dolphin with calf jump through the ocean.

NOAA, Protected Resouces Division, Southwest Fisheries Science Center, La Jolla, California