Atlantic White-Sided Dolphin
Toothed Whale (Odontoceti)
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2 to 2.7 m
150 to 200 Kg
Behaviour And Appearance:
A species that can hardly be missed when it visits (usually from August on) as the dolphins travel in large pods. It is then easy to spot the white band on the side from which the name comes from.
While we often think dolphins are a feature solely of tropical waters, these dolphins prefer waters colder than 12 degrees celcius.
Frequency of sightings of this species in Forillon:
Seen usually after mid-July, beginning of August, until the end of October. Often in large oods of hundreds of individuals.