Common Dolphin: Range and Distribution

Worldwide Range

 

D. delphis Range

 

D. capensis Range

 Distribution of D. delphis

 Distribution of D. capensis

Local Distribution 

Delphinus delphis 

Ddel CA/Baja dist

Locations of all short-beaked common dolphin sightings recorded during aerial and ship surveys of California, Oregon, and Washington waters. Ship surveys were conducted in California, Oregon, and Washington waters out to 300 nautical miles in summer and autumn (Mangels and Gerrodette 1994, Barlow 1995, 1997, Von Saunder and Barlow 1999), while aerial surveys were conducted in California waters out to150 nautical miles in winter and spring (Forney et al. 1995).

Delphinus capensis

Dcap CA/Baja dist

Locations of all long-beaked common dolphin sightings recorded during aerial and ship surveys of California, Oregon, and Washington waters. Ship surveys were conducted in California, Oregon, and Washington waters out to 300 nautical miles in summer and autumn (Mangels and Gerrodette 1994, Barlow 1995, 1997, Von Saunder and Barlow 1999), while aerial surveys were conducted in California waters out to150 nautical miles in winter and spring (Forney et al. 1995).

 

 

 

Last modified: 12/24/2014