White beaked dolphin
(Lagenorhynchus albirostris)Family: Delphinidae
Species: Lagenorhynchus albirostris
Lenght: 2,5 to 3 meters.
Weight: 180 to 275 Kg.
Life expectancy: Unknown.
Diet: Squid is a more important diet item to these dolphins compared to the Atlantic white sided dolphins, but they also eat a variety of both schooling and bottom-dwelling fish (herring, capelin, cod, haddock and whiting), invertebrates, and benthic crustaceans.
Behaviour: White-beaked dolphins are a gregarious and social species that live and travel in groups of 2 to 30 individuals, occasionally up to several hundred individuals, often displaying aerial behaviors such as jumping, bow-riding and breaching. They are been observed alongside feeding humpback and fin whales and sometimes with other species of dolphins. Since these dolphins are toothed whales they can use echolocation to find prey in deep murky water by producing clicks thats bounce off fish and return to the dolphin to provide acoustic visualization.