STRIPED DOLPHIN

 

(Stenella coeruleoalba)

This is the most common dolphin, in fact it is estimated that in the summer months there are about 25,000 of them in the Ligurian Sea. It lives in pods of about 20 and is celebrated for being a fast and acrobatic swimmer, often playing in the waves created by passing boats.

MAX LENGTH: 2,5 m.

MAX WEIGHT: 156 kg.

DIVE TIME: 5 – 10 min.

DIVE DEPTH: -300 m.

MAX AGE: 57 years.