The Hourglass Dolphin lives its life by the quarter mile. As boats move along the water, they create waves which this species use to their advantage propelling themselves forward.
Like Dominic Toretto, the Hourglass Dolphin lives its life by the quarter mile. As boats move along the water, they create waves in which this species surfs, propelled forward like nitrous-oxide-powered cars. Fast and furious, hourglass dolphins can reach speeds of around 22km/hr. In Latin, the species is called 'cruciger', meaning 'cross-bearing’, since the black and white colouration on the back of the animal looks like a cross from above. These dolphins prefer to live in cold temperatures and can be found in Antarctic and sub-Antarctic waters. This works to their advantage: since they live so far away from humans, they are one of the few species for which no immediate threats (not counting climate change or pollution) exist.