Always of a playful nature, I never miss an occasion to race your boats along the coasts, where I like to swim! You can tell me from other dolphins by the patterns on my beak and the dark colour of my body, grey-blue with whiter areas on my sides. Like all dolphins, I am a mammal and breathe air at the surface. I travel in groups of several dozens of individuals. Indeed one of my best hunting techniques involves surrounding shoals of sardines with my family, and force them to come up to the surface by blowing bubbles underneath them. Once there they become easy targets and a feast for a king!
My hyper-developed sonar allows me to locate and talk to members of my group, but also makes me sensitive to the noise of your boats, especially in the Mediterranean Sea. My biggest worry remains the bad techniques some of your fishermen practice: I can drown when caught in fishing nets!
To help me, ask your parents to make sure all the fish they buy is caught from companies who respect the ocean!
MY SCIENTIFIC NAME
elphinus delphis ssp. ponticus
WHERE DO I LIVE?
1,80 à 2,60 mètres
75 à 115 kg
MY LIFE SPAN
25 à 30 ans
Every two year : 1 baby
WHAT DO I EAT?
MY CONSERVATION STATUS
Coq en Pâte is a French clothing and accessories brand for babies and kids which places ethics in the heart of all creative processes. Coq en Pâte is a great concept store to find eco-friendly and original gift ideas!
Coq en Pâte are supporting NGOs, scientists and associations devoted to wildlife conservation, in France and abroad.
Coq en Pâte finances programs aimed at educating and engaging children in wildlife conservation.
Our textile pieces are made of organic cotton in India in workshops whose manufacturing processes are certified, the stationery and outdoor games are made in France, in Brittany itself, from eco-materials or recycled materials.