Frasers Dolphin

Generally found in the deep waters of the Pacific Ocean, though also seen in Indian and Alantic dolphin. It is also known as the Sarawak dolphin. When fully grown it weighs around 200kg and around 2.75m in length. From a distance it can be confused with a striped dolphin which lives in these waters. Usually found in large groups from 100-1000. Below is an encounter between a large group of frasers dolphins and a sailing boat.

While sightings have become far more common in recent times, there is no global estimate for the numbers of this species, though the Southeast Asian species is listed Appendix 2 of CITES so clearly there is a need to keep close watch on this situation.

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