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Resident species

Bottlenose dolphin (tursiops truncatus)

It is the best known species of dolphin and can easily be found off the coast of Tenerife. Their average size is 2.7 metres for males and 2.5 metres for females, although the oldest ones exceed 3 metres. They live in groups of 10 to 30 specimens and have a dark grey colour on the back that gradually degrades towards the lower areas.

Pilot whale (Globicephala macrorinchus)

Also known as “Short-finned Pilot Whale”, it belongs to the family of dolphinidae. It is a cetacean with teeth (odontocete) and is called a whale because of its size: they can be more than 5 metres long and weigh between 1 and 2 tonnes. It is the easiest specimen to find on a sighting trip in Tenerife.