- Scientific Name: Tursiops truncatus
- Length: up to 12.5 feet
- Weight: up to 1400 pounds
- Northeast population: 71,000-82,000
- Mid- Atlantic population: 6,000-7,500
- Status: Protected
- Description: Robust bodies. Short, thick beaks. Light gray to black coloration on back with lighter colorations on belly. Coastal animals are usually found in groups of 2-15 animals. Offshore animals are typically larger.
* Northeast: Western North Atlantic Offshore Stock. Mid-Atlantic: Western North Atlantic Coastal Migratory Stock.