Stenella longirostrus – an aptly named dolphin

Our Tuesday Dolphin Watch Adventure got cut short due to the strong and gusty trade winds so I don’t have any dolphin sitings to report. But I will share a Dolphin Fact of the Day: The Latin Genus/Species name for the Spinner Dolphin is Stenella longirostrus which is very descriptive. “Stenella” comes from a Greek word meaning “narrow”, and “longirostrus” is translated as “long snout”. When you look at our Spinner Dolphin (especially when you compare it to the Bottle nose dolphins you can see at the Hilton Waikoloa Village’s Dolphin Quest program) you can see that they’re aptly named.
Captain Claire

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