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Bottlenose dolphin

Scientific name: Tursiops truncatus

Size: About 9.8 feet, up to 13.1 feet

Color: Gray-brown to black

Distinguishing feature: Large size, beyond 8,2 feet. Short muzzle, dorsal fin in the middle of the back and concave in the back.

Where did we see it: French polynesia, Mayotte, Maldives

Bottlenose dolphin of French polynesia

Bottlenose dolphin

Scientific name: Tursiops truncatus

Size: About 9.8 feet, up to 13.1 feet

Color: Gray-brown to black

Distinguishing feature: Large size, beyond 8,2 feet. Short muzzle, dorsal fin in the middle of the back and concave in the back.

Where did we see it: French polynesia, Mayotte, Maldives

In detail

The life of the bottlenose dolphin is about 30 years.

He has a sonar which enables him, by echolocation, to locate animals located in a certain perimeter around waters.

Oral communication is also present in this species. Although we have not yet managed to find the meaning, it seems to evolve enough.

The bottlenose dolphin has to go to the surface every 15 minutes and can go down to almost 650 feet to hunt.

The bottlenose dolphin is also on the red list of endangered species.

Our pictures of bottlenose dolphin

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