There is my very first serious cetacean illustration. As you can see in the title this is a Risso's dolphin (Grampus griseus). Is one of the diverse dolphin species that inhabit in the Mediterranean coast of Catalonia. In our waters they are close connected to marine canyons where the sea floor falls abruptly to very deep levels (more than 1000 meters). There, in the abyss, they find its prey, mainly cephalopods. They live in groups from few to dozens of individuals and can be seen interacting with other cetaceans like Tursiops truncatus or Balaenoptera physalus. This medium sized dolphin (3-4 m), is one of the less known wild animals of Catalonia and due must be specially protected at all costs. In this objective the Associació Cetàcea (www.associaciocetacea.org) is working on a photo-id catalogue of this and other cetaceans of the Mediterranean.
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