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Common bottlenose dolphin

Tursiops truncatus

Description:

A bottlenose dolphin breaching in the lagoon of Turneffe Atoll. This active individual was socializing with a big group when it began to breach repetitively at the surface; coming out on its right and slapping its side against the water with a big splash.

Habitat:

Shallow water (6ft) with a seabed of turtle and manatee seagrass.


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2 Comments

patty
patty 6 years ago

Beautiful!

CoastalJHawk
CoastalJHawk 6 years ago

Awesome spotting! It's a great day at the beach or on the water when you can see wildlife like this.

Lat: 17.28, Long: -87.88

Spotted on Apr 25, 2012
Submitted on Apr 30, 2012

Spotted for mission

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