About the Species
Clymene dolphins are fairly active dolphins and frequently jump and spin. They are in the same genus (Stenella) as the spinner dolphin, the Atlantic spotted dolphin, and the spotted dolphin, and are known to be smaller those species.
Clymene dolphins, like all marine mammals, are protected under the Marine Mammal Protection Act.
NOAA Fisheries is committed to conserving and protecting Clymene dolphins. Our scientists and partners use a variety of innovative techniques to study, learn more about, and protect this species.
- Throughout Its Range
Dolphin-Safe/Tuna Tracking and Verification Program
Dolphins, like other marine mammals, may become bycatch in fisheries. Some species of tuna are known to aggregate beneath schools of certain dolphin stocks. In some parts of the world, this close association led to the fishing practice of encircling a dolphin school to capture the tuna concentrated below. The Dolphin Protection Consumer Information Act established a national tuna tracking program to ensure that tuna imported into the United States meets certain requirements to ensure the safety of dolphins during tuna fishing operations.