Common short-beaked dolphins are the most numerous dolphins in the world, and can be seen in British waters. They are very social creatures and are seldom alone. The whole school (usually 10 to 500 individuals) can all be leaping in the air at one time.
Scientific name: Delphinus delphis
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Additional data source: Animal Diversity Web
Population trend: Unknown
Year assessed: 2008
Classified by: IUCN 3.1
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