ATLANTIC SPOTTED DOLPHIN – STENELLA FRONTALIS

The entertainers: The Atlantic Spotted Dolphin is the smallest dolphin species around La Gomera. Their body size is 1.8 – 2.2 m, and their weight env. 150 kg. Newborns are 0,8 m and do not have any spots yet. Not all spotted dolphins have spots, the number and size varying according to where the animals live and how old they are. The first spots usually begin to appear when the babies are about a year old. Their behaviour is very active and they like to ride the bow waves of the boat. They move very fast and gracefully, appear to swim in formations and they also like jumping. They feed on squid and fish.