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Common bottlenose dolphin

Tursiops truncatus

Description:

The common bottlenose dolphin is grey in color and may be between 2 and 4 metres (6.6 and 13 ft) long, and weigh between 150 and 650 kilograms (330 and 1,400 lb). Males are generally larger and heavier than females. The dolphins have a short and well-defined snout, that looks like an old-fashioned gin bottle, which is the source for their common name. Like all whales and dolphins, though, the snout is not a functional nose, which has evolved instead into the blowhole on the top of their head. Their neck is more flexible than other dolphins' due to 5 of their 7 vertebrae not being fused together as is seen in other dolphin species. (Wikipedia)

Habitat:

T. truncatus can be found in the warm and temperate tropical oceans worldwide

Notes:

Photographed on a whale watching tour.

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7 Comments

Voddy
Voddy 9 years ago

Great photos guys :-) there amazing animals

Noe and Pili
Noe and Pili 9 years ago

Thank you patty!

Noe and Pili
Noe and Pili 9 years ago

Hahaha!! Blogie, you're very lucky!

patty
patty 9 years ago

Lovely dolphins, pictures and video =)

Blogie
Blogie 9 years ago

I sometimes see dolphins on our way to the islands before diving... but I always forget to take photos! :D

Noe and Pili
Noe and Pili 9 years ago

Thanks Gerardo! It was our first experience with dolphins and it was exciting!

Now we've added a video

Gerardo Aizpuru
Gerardo Aizpuru 9 years ago

Great encounter and shots:)

Noe and Pili
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Noe and Pili

Tarifa, Andalucía, Spain

Spotted on Jul 7, 2012
Submitted on Jul 16, 2012

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