Delphinus delphis - Common dolphin

The common dolphin population inhabits the southern region of the coastline. They are mainly observed in the coastal waters off Ashdod and Ashkelon, at water depths of 15-30 meters. Data collection started in 2016 when the group included up to 37 mature individuals, though since 2020 only the same 15 adults have been observed. Overall, 64 individuals have been documented. According to the IUCN Red List of Threatened Species the Mediterranean population is listed as “Endangered.”