These dolphins are slender and have a long beak with a dark tip. They are mostly dark gray. Spinner dolphins vary in appearance more than any of the other dolphin types. Some have a cream colored belly and there is often a distinctive connecting line. The average length of a Spinner dolphin is 8 feet and the average weight is 170 lbs. The males are usually slightly bigger than the females. They eat a large variety of fish and squid.
Spinner dolphins are very social and several pods (dolphin families) may come together and swim in large groups of over 1000.
Spinner dolphins are also called:
These dolphins are found in tropical and subtropical oceans throughout the world.