Common Dolphin and Calf

A common dolphin with calf jump through the ocean.
NOAA, Protected Resouces Division, Southwest Fisheries Science Center, La Jolla, California

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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