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Galapagos Dolphins

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Galapagos Dolphins, Galapagos

Overview

Five species of Dolphin can be spotted in the islands, with three inhabiting the area. The most common is the bottlenose dolphin, which is 2 to 4 metres (6 to 13 feet) and a life span of up to 40 years. The other two inhabitants are the Long-Beaked Common Dolphins and Short-Beaked Common Dolphins, which commonly school in large groups up to 100. The Common dolphins have an easily identifiable yellowish hourglass pattern on their sides.


Fun Fact

Typical behaviour includes breaching, tail-slapping, chin-slapping, bow-riding and porpoising. *Bottlenose dolphins often put on a brilliant show with bow riding, and acrobatic meanuevenirs mid-air.