Next we will describe the most common cetaceans to see in our waters.
Spotted Dolphin (Stenella frontalis):
It is one of the most common dolphins we usually see, with its
Characteristic joy always come to the boat to play and
To jump. Only adults have the speckles characteristics,
Young people don't have them.
They usually measure about 2 meters long
And to weigh up to 140 kilos.
short Snout Common Dolphin (Delphinus delphis Linnaeus):
By these latitudes it is more frequent to see them when it arrives
Red Tuna (February-May).
Their behavior is usually friendly, they measure about 2.7 meters
The adults and get to weigh about 150 kilos.
Common Bottlenose Dolphin (Tursiops truncatus):
They are usually all year round with us and are the Dolphins
Larger ones that exist, are those that are in the dolphinariums,
Measuring up to 3.8 meters and 500 kilos.
Dolphin Listing (Stenella Coeruleoalba):
They are the prettiest aesthetically and their sailing is the cutest
By far, they usually measure about 2.65 meters
And weighing about 160 pounds.
Rough-toothed Dolphin (Steno bredanensis):
We usually see about 4 or 5 times a year in very shallow
And they have a characteristic behavior in the water, they usually
Measure about 2.65 meters and weigh about 160 kilos.
RORQUALS AND WHALES
Tropical rorqual (Balaenoptera Edeni):
They tend to be passing throughout the year and it is the rorqual that
More we see by our seas even with offspring,
They can measure about 15 meters and weigh about 40,000 kilos.
Common Rorqual (Balaenoptera physalus):
They also usually go through here so in less measure
than the tropical. Can measure about 24 meters
And weighing about 120,000 pounds.
Jubarta (Megaptera novaeangliae):
It's amazing to see her, for her acrobatic jumps,
We tend to see them with young, they can reach to measure 17 meters
And about 40,000 pounds of weight.
Blue Whale (Balaenoptera musculus):
It's the biggest animal on earth and get to see it
It's a real wonder for a lifetime, you can get
To measure about 30 meters and weigh about 180,000 kilos.
Sperm Whales (Physeter macrocephalus):
We usually see groups of females of about 5 or 7 individuals,
Males are harder to see but we have seen them
Also, they are very majestic and authentic teachers of
The depths being able to reach more than 1,000 meters
Deep to get their precious food, the squid
Giants, they can get to measure about 18 meters
And weighing about 40.000 pounds.
Calderon gris (Grampus griseus):
We have a population resident in our waters of about
80 individuals, which we are always studying,
Young people are grey and adults are going white
With characteristic brands that are being made along
Of the years, his favorite food is octopus and squid,
Being able to measure about 3.83 meters and weigh about 500 kilos.
Tropical Calderón (Globicephala Macrorhynchus):
We usually see groups of about 10-20 individuals,
They are very quiet and peaceful, they usually measure about 7 meters
and weigh up to 100 kilos.
Common Orca (Orcinus Orca):
They usually appear when the red tuna arrives,
It's their favorite food, and they always travel in groups
Of about 10 individuals, they usually measure about 9 meters
And get to weigh about 5,000 kilos.
Orca Pygmy (Feresa attenuata):
The few times we've seen them have been in groups
of 20-30 individuals and non-stop sailing, they have a
Feature on the lips that are white,
They can measure up to 2.5 meters.
Of the seven species of sea turtles currently existing,
Six visit our waters, but only four are the things we usually see.
We rescued many of them on the high seas and took them to the south of the island,
Where there is a Hospital for turtles where they recover and return to the sea.
Green Turtle (Chelonia mydas):
It is carp and its shell has oval shape,
Distinguished from the Carey because the green
Has the shortest snout
And its beak is not hook-shaped, they usually measure
About 130 centimeters and weighing about 250 pounds.
loggerhead Turtle (Caretta caretta):
Is the most abundant that we see and the most studied,
In Fuerteventura a reintroduction program is developed
Of the loggerhead turtle as a nester.
hawksbill Turtle (Eretmochelys imbricata):
It is usually seen less but its shell is very nice and has a
Very long neck, usually measuring about 90 cm and weighing about 100 kilos.
Laud Turtle (Dermochelys leathery):
We've seen them few times, but we can get lucky and see
To the world's largest tortoise, years ago came a
To the south coast to make a setting, they tend to measure some
2 meters and weighing an impressive 900 kilos.
Common Zifio (Ziphius Cavirostris):
It is the great unknown, and the most valued by biologists
For this very reason, we usually see them but as they are so shy from
That we sight them do not spend 10 seconds and they are immersed and not
You see them again, although they are very nice, have ever jumped us in the bow, usually measure about 7 meters
and weigh about 3,000 pounds.