Tursiops truncatus Its name comes from its short rounded snout or "beak" which resembles a bottle.
• Bottlenose Dolphins canlive in temperate andtropical waters.
Fish Squid Crustaceans Sometimes deep sea fish
Average 6.6–12.8 ft. Average weight is 331.5–442 lb. Coastal dolphins an average 8.2–8.9 ft. and weigh between 419–573 lb. Large dolphins in the Pacific may be 12 ft. and weigh 1,000 lb.
Bottlenose dolphins become sexually mature between 5 and 12 years of age. Bottlenose dolphins may breed throughout the year. Have multiple mates in a given reproductive season. Engage in head-butting & tooth-scratching.
Bottlenose dolphins nurse their calves with milk. Bottlenose Dolphins can swim up to 260 m. below the surface of the ocean. Bottlenose Dolphins can stay up to 15 minutes under water.
Dolphins are known to have a special connection with man. Dolphins can swim and sleep at the same time. Dolphins are capable of imitation and memorization.
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