Common Dolphin

Delphinus delphis

Common dolphins are seen every year off the West Coast of Scotland.

They are seen in larger groups than bottlenose dolphins and these superpods can contain over a hundred of individual dolphins.

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When to see

All year round but closer to shore in summer.

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Where to see

West coast of Scotland

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Did you know?

Common dolphins are smaller that bottlenose dolphins and can be identified by their distinctive hour-glass marking on their sides.

Binoculars Icon Blue
When to see

All year round but closer to shore in summer.

Map Icon Blue
Where to see

West coast of Scotland

Book Icon Blue
Did you know?

Common dolphins are smaller that bottlenose dolphins and can be identified by their distinctive hour-glass marking on their sides.

Binoculars Icon Blue
When to see

All year round but closer to shore in summer.

Map Icon Blue
Where to see

West coast of Scotland

Book Icon Blue
Did you know?

Common dolphins are smaller that bottlenose dolphins and can be identified by their distinctive hour-glass marking on their sides.

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