Pacific White Sided Dolphins

Whitsides - Dolphins

Pacific white sided dolphins have the Latin name of “Lagenorhynchus obliquidens”, which is shortened to “Lags” because the Latin is too much of a mouthful to use over a VHF radio. These dolphins may travel in-groups that reach numbers of up to 2,000 or 3,000 but most often in-groups between 20 to 100. If you only see a couple keep a look out as there are usually more not too far off. These dolphins are playful and will often follow in the propwash of the boat or ride the bow wave. The best approach for a photo is to point and click as much as possible and upon returning to the Lodge delete all the pictures of the sky and water and maybe have some of the dolphins.