Number 37 in our #40AntarcticSpecies is the hourglass dolphin.
Named for the white shape along its sides (which forms an hourglass shape), these dolphins are found in Antarctic and subantarctic waters.
They were first discovered 200 years ago by Jean René Constant Quoy and Joseph Paul Gaimard who sketched them during an expedition to Antarctica in 1824. They are the only species of cetacean to be formally classified without a specimen.
We're celebrating 40 years since the Antarctic and Southern Ocean Coalition was founded. Join us as we count down to the Commission for the Conservation of Antarctic Marine Living Resources (CCAMLR) meets by sharing 40 Antarctic species.
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