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Pacific White-sided Dolphin (Lagenorhynchus obliquidens)

The Pacific white-sided dolphin is naturally acrobatic. They are a treat for wildlife watchers and will interact with boats. They are easily trained as performers in oceanariums and thus make popular additions for human entertainment. They are also harvested in small amounts for consumption in Japan.