Spinnner Dolphins

Spinner Dolphins are found in tropical waters around the world including the Atlantic, Indian and Pacific Oceans.

The Spinner dolphins are named after their incredible display of spinning as they leap through the air. In some of the photos you can see the Remoras (Sucker fish) attached to the dolphins. It is thought that one of the reasons they do these magnificent spins is to shake off the Remoras.

Unlike the bottle shape of the Bottlenose Dolphins, Spinner Dolphins have a long slender beak. Spinner Dolphins are generally dark grey on top, have grey flanks and a white/cream belly; however their appearance can slightly differ among the many varieties of Spinner dolphins around the world.

These Spinner dolphins were photographed in Tonga and Hawaii.

Spinnner Dolphins Gallery