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 »

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 »

While bottlenose dolphins are not categorized as endangered by the IUCN Red List of Threatened Species, they are undoubtedly at risk from the commercial fishing industry and habitat destruction. While conservation effort... More » Science Biology Zoology

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 »

Bottlenose dolphins are well-known stars of aquarium shows. Although they're typically shallow divers, they can dive down to 850 feet or so below the ocean's surface and they can also stay underwater for up to 15 minutes... More » Pets & Animals Mammals Marine Mammals