- About Albuisson
- Awards Won (MOF)
- France 2006-2010
- Monaco 1986-1989
- Monaco 2006-2010
Overseas Domains &
- New Caledonia
- TAAF 1997-2000
- TAAF 2001-2005
- TAAF 2006-2010
- The Author
- Taaf 2006. Fiftieth anniversary of TAAF, and Xavier Richert, the first
French governor of the islands. Scan by courtesy of Pierre Albuisson.
Hourglass dolphins are rather stocky, with a large, re-curved dorsal fin. The
tail stock is often keeled. Body length ranges from 142 - 187 cm, and males and
females are of equal size. Colouration is mainly black or dark with two
elongated white areas, in some animals joined with a fine white line, giving it
its common name. The forward patch extends onto the face above the eye. Only 3
specimens were collected until 1960 and the knowledge of the biology of this
species rests on a total of 20 specimens.
- Taaf 2006. Hourglass Dolphins.
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