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Pembrokeshire wildlife

Common dolphin

  • Our most commonly sighted dolphin
  • Common dolphins are a pelagic species (not resident in our waters year round), but are often seen during the summer months.
  • They are an extremely agile and playful creature and seem to take great delight in riding the bow wave and generally playing around the boat.

Rissos Dolphin

  • Rissos dolphin are considerably larger than the common dolphin growing to a maximum 3.8m in length
  • Relatively little is known about the somewhat elusive Rissos dolphin e.g. how long they live.
  • Adults often appear white in colour due to scaring on their bodies.