Bottlenose dolphins live in warm waters and tropical waters throughout the world, including the Pacific Ocean, Baltic Sea and the Atlantic Ocean. There are two types of bottlenose dolphins, inshore and offshore, with var... More »

Dolphins are types of cetacean mammals that are closely related to porpoises and whales. They range in size from 4 feet to 30 feet and weigh up to 10 tons. Dolphins have a single blowhole, cone-shaped teeth and a pronoun... 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 » Pets & Animals Mammals Marine Mammals

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 »

Male bottlenose dolphins do not reach maturity until around the age of ten, while females reach maturity and can begin breeding between the ages of five and ten. These dolphins are very social animals and exhibit a wide ... More »

Male bottlenose dolphins live an average of between 40 and 45 years, while females can live over 50 years. Females reproduce every 3 to 6 years after they reach sexual maturity between the ages of 5 and 10. 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 »