The ecological niche of the bottlenose dolphin is the role and position the species has in its environment. This includes how it meets its needs for food and shelter, how it survives, how it interacts with the biotic and... More »

The bottlenose dolphin is a tertiary consumer that eats marine animals such as crustaceans, squid and fish. The only predators that dolphins have concerns about are certain sharks and killer whales. More »

In spite of the bottlenose dolphin's gentle appearance, All About Wildlife explains that these animals are in fact apex predators. While great white sharks, tiger sharks and bull sharks occasionally prey on young dolphin... More »

The bottlenose dolphin reproduces through sexual copulation. The gestation period is 12 months. While twins do occur in bottlenose dolphin births, single calves are the most common. A calf remains with its mother from 18... More »

A dolphin's nice in its environment depends on the species, but there are several identifying niche characteristics found in all dolphins, including the facts that dolphins are carnivorous, they have swimming rates that ... More »

The bottlenose dolphin is a tertiary consumer that eats marine animals such as crustaceans, squid and fish. The only predators that dolphins have concerns about are certain sharks and killer whales. More »

Dolphins consume anywhere from 4 to 9 percent of their body weight each day, which translates to a daily total of just over 20 pounds and up to 50 pounds daily for an adult bottlenose dolphin weighing 550 pounds. As with... More »

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