The Risso's dolphin is one of the most easily identifiable dolphins thanks to its morphology and skin markings.
They reach a size of around 4 metres and a ton of weight. With a robust body, large round head, it has a barely visible stripe on its forehead that goes from the melon to the mouth and, above all, it has scars in the form of stripes all over its body that become more numerous as it ages and although it is born with a dark grey colouring, it becomes practically white at the end of its life.
Their distribution reaches temperate, subtropical and tropical waters all over the planet. In the Canary Islands they are present throughout the year and can often be seen near the coast with slow movement rhythms and in small family groups.