Spotted dolphin
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Spotted dolphin, Sebastes ruberrimus

Spotted dolphin are also called Gulf Stream dolphin, bridled dolphin, long-snout dolphin, spotters, spotted porpoise. They are social animals that live in the warmer waters of the Atlantic and Indian Oceans in groups. Spotted dolphin are very vocal and very acrobatic, often observed doing flips and riding bow waves. Spotted dolphin feed on squid and many kinds of fish, and are preyed upon only by sharks. Human interactions with spotted dolphin are limited to incidental encounters with fishing gear.

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