STRIPED DOLPHIN – STENELLA COERULEOALBA

Striped Dolphins are one of the smaller species here around La Gomera. Their body size is 1.8 – 2.4 m; newborns are about 1 m. Squid, fish und krill is their preferred prey. Striped Dolphins have a long, dark stripe on both sides of the body, a pale, finger-shaped pattern and a white or pinkish belly. There are variations in colour and patterns. They can dive down to 200 m and stay there for 5-10 min. They are active and fast swimmers. Off the Canary Islands, they can be sighted mainly between December and May.