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Bottlenose Dolphin

Tursiops truncatus

Description:

Coastal Bottlenose Dolphin. Large marine mammal. Grey in color. About 7-8 feet long. (2-3 meters). The coastal type is typical a bit smaller than the offshore type.

Habitat:

Gulf of Mexico off Louisiana Coast.

Notes:

Sighted in afternoon. During this sighting there were 2-3 others also swimming nearby the boat. Like usual they swim along with the boat for a distance and then typically wonder off after a short distance. http://www.nmfs.noaa.gov/pr/species/mamm...

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p.young713
p.young713 3 years ago

Cool Photo!

Louisiana, USA

Lat: 29.17, Long: -90.60

Spotted on May 21, 2011
Submitted on Jul 15, 2011

Spotted for mission

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