White Dolphin

2020-04

White Dolphin

©Forestry Bureau

©Forestry Bureau

Text|Cynthia LaiConsultant|Ocean Conservation Administration

This species of dolphin is found exclusively in the waters off the coast of Indo-Pacific islands, China, Hong-Kong and west coast of Taiwan. Its skin color changes from grey to pink or white as it matures. It is often spotted during March and April around the time of the sea goddess Mazu's birthday is celebrated. The dolphin seems to be joining the celebration, and thus its nickname "Mazu's fish."

Taiwanese White Dolphin 
Binomial name:Sousa chinensis taiwanensis