COMMON DOLPHIN

(Delphinus delphis)

Amazingly enough the common dolphin is the least common to be sighted in the Ligurian Sea.

The common dolphin has characteristic yellow markings on its sides and, once upon a time, it was very common in Ligurian waters. Nowadays you only see 1 or 2 within a larger pod of striped dolphins. It is known as the most agile and acrobatic and can swim at a speed of up to 65 km/h.

MAX. LENGTH: 2,6 m.
MAX. WEIGHT: 136 kg.
DIVE TIME: 8 min.
DIVE DEPTH: -280 m.
MAX. AGE: 20 years.