Common Dolphins

There are two main species of dolphins found in South Australian waters; the Bottlenose Dolphin and the Common Dolphin.

Common Dolphins are dark grey on top with a yellow/ cream hourglass pattern on their sides and a white/cream belly.

Common Dolphins are generally found in deeper waters out in the gulf; however on the evening of October 29th 2012 we had our first recorded sighting of a Common Dolphin exploring the Port River. The Common visited for a few hours and swam all the way to the end of the river. It was certainly an amazing site to see.

Common dolphins are often seen in large pods. They are very social and very energetic. There are two main species of Common Dolphin the Short-beaked and the long beaked. Common dolphins can be found in oceans around the globe.