Bottleonse Dolphin Facts
Along with whales, other dolphins and porpoises, bottlenose
dolphins are part of the scientific order Cetacea.
The scientific name for the Bottlenose Dolphin is Tursiops
Truncatus. Bottlenose dolphins are the most well known
of all dolphin species. The Bottlenose Dolphin is the
species that frequently performs in aquarium shows.
Bottlenose Dolphins are found in nature worldwide in
temperate and tropical seas.
The Bottlenose Dolphin is the largest of the beaked
dolphin. Bottlenose Dolphin are 6 1/4 -13 feet and weigh
1100 lbs. The size discrepancy in Bottlenose Dolphins
may be related to coastal and offshore variances and
geographical locations, for example Bottlenose dolphins
in cooler waters tend to be larger than those in warmer
waters. In general male Bottlenose dolphins are longer
than female bottlenose dolphins.
Bottlenose Dolphin is dark gray or black back with
a cream colored belly. Bottlenose Dolphins have large
flippers, dorsal fins, and flukes.
Bottlenose Dolphins live in fluid social groups or
pods. A pod will typically consist of 2 to 15 other
dolphins. The size of the pod is likely to increase
in size as the water depth, and habitat openness increases.
Some members of a Bottlenose Dolphin social group form
strong social bonds.
Bottlenose Dolphins are one of the most intelligent
dolphins and one of the easiest to train. The brain
of a Bottlenose Dolphin are larger than many other mammals
of the same body size.
The gestation of a Bottlenose Dolphin is 12 months,
and a mother gives birth to single calf at a time.
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