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Which dolphin’s scientific name means “sky blue” and “white”?

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The scientific name Stenella coeruleoalba for the Striped Dolphin comes from the Latin words “caeruleus” (“sky blue”) and “albus” (“white”), which refers to the animal’s unusual color pattern along the lateral and dorsal sides of the body. Once considered one of the most abundant dolphins in the world, the Striped Dolphin is experiencing a massive depletion in numbers in the 21st century due to drive hunts. Drive hunts are a method of killing dolphins and/or small whales by herding entire pods into coves where fishing boats wait to slaughter the entire grouping of animals, turning the ocean red from the amount of blood spilled.

 

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