Guardian Nature School Team Contact Blog Project Noah Facebook Project Noah Twitter

A global community of nature enthusiasts
photographing and learning about wildlife

Join Project Noah!
nature school apple icon

Project Noah Nature School visit nature school

Common bottlenose dolphin

Tursiops truncatus


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)


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


Photographed on a whale watching tour.

Species ID Suggestions

Sign in to suggest organism ID


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 9 years ago

Lovely dolphins, pictures and video =)

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
Spotted by
Noe and Pili

Tarifa, Andalucía, Spain

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

Noah Guardians
Noah Sponsors
join Project Noah Team

Join the Project Noah Team