Here are five of my favorite dolphins:
1. killer whale/orca
Despite it's name, this is actually a species of dolphin. It's diet is diverse and they are known to attack baleen whale calves and even adults. They are apex predators and are considered a cosmopolitan species and are found in every ocean around the world. They have a sophisticated hunting techniques and language that is passed down through the generations.
This is a species of freshwater dolphin and is only found in the Yangtze River in China. It is also called the Chinese river dolphin, Yangtze river dolphin, Whitefin dolphin, Yangtze dolphin. It's population has drastically declined as China heavily uses the river for fishing, transportation, hydroelectricity.
3. common bottlenose dolphin
This species is most familiar of all dolphins due to the exposure to tourists in marine parks, movies, and television programs and is the biggest of beaked dolphins. They live in tropical and temperate oceans but are absent from the arctic waters. This genus split into three species: T. truncatus, T. aduncus, and T. australis.
4. Irrawaddy dolphin
Orcaella Brevirostris is also called, along with Irrawaddy dolphin, Dolphin Ayeyarwaddy and is in the family of oceanic dolphin. But it's most distinctive feature is it's bowl-shaped head. It is distributed throughout the Pacific ocean and the Gulf of Thailand. They inhabit lakes, fresh water, and brackish waters. Not much is known about this species due to it's endangered status.
5. Pacific white-sided dolphin
This very active species inhabits the north Pacific Ocean. The only known predators of the Pacific White-Sided Dolphin is the killer whale. The pods of this species can range from 10 to 100 dolphins