Many kinds of dolphins and porpoises are sociable animals and live in schools varying in size from a small family group to around 1,000 individuals. 



dolphins by docklandstony via flickrDistribution: Coastal waters of tropical and temperate seas. Particularly common in the Mediterranean.

Description: Black back, with brown or violet markings, white underparts. Body is streamlined and sleek.

Size: Length 1.7-2.4m; Weight up to 75kg.

Life-span: up to 25 years.

Food: Inshore fish, especially herring and sardines

Read More: What Type of Animal is a Dolphin?

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