Short-Beaked Common Dolphin
Yellow/ tan along the flank, with gray bodies and white undersides. They are larger, and have larger fins than the long-beaked common dolphin.
Active at the surface: breaching, porpoising, somersaulting, and bowriding.
Found off of California, North Carolina, Newfoundland, and the Scotian Shelf. Other distinct populations can be found off of northern Europe, the Black Sea, Newfoundland, the Mediterranean Sea, Africa, Japan, the southwestern Pacific, southern Australia, and New Zealand.
There are insufficient data for this species to determine the population trends.
Sharks and orcas, though data is limited
No specific migration mattern
Social system/Group size
Found in large social groups averaging hundreds of individuals, but have occasionally been seen in mega-pods (up to 10,000 individuals)
Bycatch: longlines, driftnets, gillnets trawls Hunting, for their meat and oil, in Russia, Japan, and by nations bordering the Black Sea and Mediterranean Sea