Named after their unusual markings, hourglass dolphins are rarely seen.
Hourglass dolphins are named after the striking white bands along both sides of the body, which narrow and divide into two ovals which look like an hourglass. They have a short, black beak.
Hourglass dolphins can be found in all southern and sub-Arctic seas.
They feed on fish and squid.
Hourglass dolphins live in small groups of 1-7.
Hourglass dolphins are locally common, and are not listed by the IUCN.