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Common bottlenose dolphin
(Tursiops truncatus)
walrus
Description
They have a fusiform body, two front flippers, a dorsal fin and flukes, which are used in swimming. The dorsal fin is tall, curved and set near the middle of the back. These dolphins are typically black to a light gray on their sides, and their bellies are white, sometimes with a slight pink hue. The dolphins have a short and well-defined snout that looks like bottle, which is the source for their common name. The snout is not a functional nose; the nose has instead evolved into the blowhole on the top of their heads.
Dimensions
Adult females are between 6.6 and 13 ft long, and weighs between 330 and 1,400 lb. Adult males are between 8.2 and 11 ft, with weight ranging between 440 and 1,100 lb.
Diet
When they are near inshore waters, they typically feed on fish and invertebrates found near the shoreline; while in deep waters, bottlenosed dolphins typically feed on squid and pelagic fish.
Habitat & Range
They inhabit primarily coastal and inshore regions of tropical and temperate waters of the world. They can be found in New England, Mid-Atlantic, Southeast, Florida, Texas, California and Eastern Canada.
Conservation status
THIS SPECIES IS LISTED AS LEAST CONCERN

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