The striped dolphin is another seasonal arrival off the coast of Gran Canaria.
Because striped dolphins can move very rapidly to avoid boats, they are often called streakers.
These dolphins can be identified by the striped pattern on older individuals.
Their bodies are blue with stripes that may be white, cream, or light gray.
They can dive up to 2,300 feet (700 meters) to get food.
The striped dolphin performs a unique maneuver known as roto-tailing. This involves leaping very high out of the water (up to twenty feet or six meters) and rapidly rotating the tail in midair.
If you are fortunate enough to witness this exciting display, reward them with loud applause!