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Common Dolphin (Delphinus delphis)

This species of dolphin is really easy to recognize because of its beautiful coloration; they are marked with a distinct yellow and grey pattern along their sides. In Tenerife, they are seen in big groups between 20-50 animals. They can be very acrobatic and friendly with the boats.

When feeding, they work together as a team to herd fish into tight balls. They are often seen in association with diving Cory’ shearwater feeding on the same fish.

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The gestation time for the common dolphins is about 12 months.