The common bottlenose dolphin, emblematic but wild
One fin, then two, then three… What a delight to see the bottlenose dolphins gliding through the Breton water! Although they can cover up to 100 km in one day, this all-grey cetacean has a sedentary nature. Some 400 individuals live in the Bay of Mont-Saint-Michel, which is the greatest population in Europe. Two groups live in the Iroise Sea, around the isles of Molène and Sein. It’s a playful animal, but don’t forget that the common bottlenose dolphin is a wild animal with temperament. If it thumps its tail, this means it is annoyed. Let it come to you by itself. You might see other common dolphins or Risso’s dolphin, porpoises or, more rarely, long-finned pilot whale, sperm whale and killer whale.