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Risso Dolphin - friðaður springari
1. februar 2011
Fiskivinnustovan hevur við skrivi til sýslumenninar boðað frá, at Risso springari, fyrstu ferð varð sæddur í føroyskum sjógvi í 2009. Risso springari er ikki á listanum yvir hvalasløg, ið loyvt er at veiða samb. kunngerð nr. 19 frá 1. mars 1996. Talan er um friðaðan hval, og tí eigur Risso springari ikki at verða veiddur.
Fiskuvinnustovan skrivar, at lķtil kunnleiki er um lķvfrųšina hjį Risso springara ķ Noršurhųvum, eingin stovnsmeting er gjųrd og tķ er óvist, um taš er buršardygt at veiša hetta hvalaslag. Neyšugt er at nżta fyrivarnismeginregluna. Tķ eru ķ lųtuni ongan ętlanir um at broyta kunngeršina, so veiša veršur loyvd.
Heitt veršur į sżslumenninar um at įset tiltųk til tess at tryggja, at Risso springari ikki verša hildnir til ķ Fųroyum. Um ivamįl er um hvalaslag, eiga sżslumenn at venda sęr til Nįttśrugripasavniš fyri at fįa stašfest, hvat slag, talan er um, og um talan mųguliga er um frišašan hval, įšrenn hvalirnir verša dripnir.
Her er enska śtgįvan av upplżsingunum um Risso Dolphin, sum er frišašur hvalur og tķ eigur Risso springari ikki at verša veiddur: 
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Quick Facts

Family:
 Delphinidae
Genus species:
 Grampus griseus
Size:
 2.6-3.8 m
 8.5-12.5 ft

Weight:
 300-500 kg
 660-1,100 lb

    photo by Hugh Ryono, HugeRhino@aol.comRisso's dolphins are widely distrubuted around the globe, but tend to be found offshore, towards deeper waters. They seem to stay near the edge of the continental shelf, and may be found close to shorelines of islands where the shelf is narrow. Their coloration varies from a very dark, almost black color, to a more common grey, with older animals appearing as a very pale grey, almost white. As a Risso's dolphin ages, it becomes covered with more and more scars on its body, probably caused by disputes with other members of the same species, though some might be the result of confrontations with squid, a primary staple of the dolphin's diet.

    A Risso's dolphin breachingRisso's dolphin's do not have a prominant beak, or rostrum, as most dolphins do. Instead, their melon drops straight downwards to their mouth, giving their head a blunt appearance. The mouth line slopes upward towards their eyes at a steep angle, and there may be anywhere from four to fourteen teeth at the tip of their lower jaw. Their pectoral fins are long and slim, with pointed tips. From a distance, their tall dorsal fin may be confused with a female or juvenile orca, though up close, they are unmistakable.

    Younger animals of this species are quite a bit more active than older individuals, and often breach quite a ways out of the water. Older Risso's dolphins have a tendency to not come quite so far out of the water, usually just slapping their heads against the surface. They're not active bow-riders, though they may swim alongside boats or in the wake of a passing vessel. One might also see these dolphins spyhopping, lobtailing, or porpoising as they swim. The average size of a group of Risso's dolphins is anywhere from 3-50 individuals, though several hundred may gather together for a short while.

 

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