Bottle Nosed Dolphin Facts
Five groups that classify all living things
A group of animals within the animal kingdom
A group of animals within a pylum
A group of animals within a class
A group of animals within an order
A group of animals within a family
Comprised of the genus followed by the species
The animal group that the species belongs to
What kind of foods the animal eats
How long (L) or tall (H) the animal is
|2.5m - 4m (8ft - 13ft)|
The measurement of how heavy the animal is
|200kg - 300kg (440lbs - 660lbs)|
The fastest recorded speed of the animal
How long the animal lives for
|20 - 35 years|
Whether the animal is solitary or sociable
The likelihood of the animal becoming extinct
The colour of the animal's coat or markings
|Light grey, Dark grey|
The protective layer of the animal
The specific area where the animal lives
|Warm harbours and bays|
|Average Litter Size:|
The average number of babies born at once
|Main Prey:||Fish, Shrimp, Squid|
Other animals that hunt and eat the animal
|Human, Sharks, Killer Whale|
Characteristics unique to the animal
|Large dorsal fins and communicate using whistling|
Bottle Nosed Dolphin Location
Bottle Nosed DolphinBottlenose Dolphins are the most common and well-known type of dolphin. Bottlenose dolphins are found inhabiting warm seas worldwide.
Bottlenose dolphins are grey in colour and grow between 2 and 4 meters long. These dolphins typically stay in groups from 15 to 2,000 in number, meaning that bottlenose dolphins can often be found in large groups.
Dolphins are thought to be one of the more intelligent animals of the mammal world, along with bigger primates and humans. Dolphins are thought to communicate to other dolphins through a series of clicking sounds.
Bottlenose dolphins generally have a good relationship with humans and due to their intelligence, bottlenose dolphins have been trained by military forces for tasks such as locating sea mines or detecting and marking enemy divers. In some areas the bottlenose dolphins have been known to help the local fishermen by driving fish towards the fishermen and then eating the fish that escape the fishermens nets. Some interactions with humans however are harmful to the dolphins as people hunt bottlenose dolphins for food, and dolphins are often killed by accident when there is mass tuna fishing.
Bottlenose dolphins are generally known to have a calm and playful temperament, particularly around humans. As individuals, bottlenose dolphins are not aggressive by nature but if they feel threatened, bottlenose dolphins will use their immense pod size to their advantage which will often intimidate unwanted intruders.
Bottle Nosed Dolphin Translations
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First Published: 10th November 2008, Last Updated: 9th January 2017 [View Sources]
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