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Common, yet unseen?

From the name, this guy is everywhere. The reason people do not regard the common dolphin as well-known as the bottlenose dolphin is perhaps due to the fact that it's cousin stole the spot light; bottlenose dolphins are the standard sites in marine shows and sea-worlds. That may have been by coincidence, or had something to do with the general behavior and habits of both species.

Common Dolphins inhabit most of the sea in Kuwait, and can be viewed near islands such as Kubbar or Om Al Maradim.

As mentioned,

  • Habitat: Rivers and shores

  • Diet: shrimp, squid, and smaller fish

  • Weight: 7 kg (at birth), 30-45 kg (adult)

  • Group size: 1-2 members usually, numbers can reach 50 in good feeding sites.

  • Threats: Hunting, getting caught in nets, land reclamation projects.