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Coastal bottlenose dolphins measured off Sarasota, Florida average 2.5 to 2.7 m (8.2 to 8.9 ft.) and weigh between 190 and 260 kg (419 to 573 lbs.). Large bottlenose dolphins in the Pacific may be 3.7 m (12 ft.) and weigh 454 kg (1,000 lbs.). In the Mediterranean, bottlenose dolphins can grow to 3.7 m (12 ft.) or more. Body Shape


Physical Characteristics. The bottlenose dolphin has a grayish skin tone that varies from dark to light gray starting at the dorsal fin and ending near the lower body. The under-body is much lighter in color and is closer to white than gray.


Like humans, dolphins give live birth and nurse their young. Dolphin babies – calves – nurse for up to 18 months and stay with the mother for up to three years. A nanny dolphin, male or female, often accompanies the mother and the baby as it grows. The nanny or auntie dolphin is the only one the mother allows near the calf.


Many believe bottlenose dolphins (Tursiops truncatus) have jovial and clever temperaments, after seeing their many appearances in aquatic life shows internationally. Although many bottlenose dolphins reside in captivity, legions of them are found living in their natural environments -- oceans all over the planet -- ...


Dolphins are distributed in marine environments worldwide. Capable of living in either fresh or salt water, dolphins range from equatorial to subpolar waters. The common dolphin (Delphinus delphis) and the common bottlenose dolphin (Tursiops truncatus) are widely distributed in warm and temperate seas. Others are found only in limited areas.


Bottlenose dolphins are well known as the intelligent and charismatic stars of many aquarium shows. Their curved mouths give the appearance of a friendly, permanent smile, and they can be trained ...


Bottlenose Dolphin (Tursiops Truncatus) INFORMATION AND CHARACTERISTICS. No other dolphin species is known, studied and beloved in the world more than the bottlenose dolphin. Charismatic, playful and intelligent are some of the words often associated with this dolphin.


Various physical features of these dolphins help them survive in the ocean environment. The behavioral features also have an important role to play in bottlenose dolphin adaptations. Physical Adaptations of Bottlenose Dolphins. The bottlenose dolphins have a spindle shaped body, due to which they are able to move quickly through water.


Bottlenose dolphins, the genus Tursiops, are the most common members of the family Delphinidae, the family of oceanic dolphin. Molecular studies show the genus contains three species: the common bottlenose dolphin (Tursiops truncatus), the Indo-Pacific bottlenose dolphin (Tursiops aduncus), and the Burrunan dolphin (Tursiops australis).Bottlenose dolphins inhabit warm and temperate seas ...


Bottlenose dolphins are not endangered or threatened. The worldwide population of common bottlenose dolphins is about 600,000. Indo-Pacific bottlenose dolphins are abundant, but the overall population is unknown. Chromosome banding techniques have proven useful in bottlenose dolphin population studies.