Bottlenose Dolphin
Fact File
Taken at Chanonry Point on 1st October 2015 with Nikon D5200
with Sigma 150-500 mm zoom lens.




 

 
 
Bottlenose Dolphin.
Scientific Name:
Family:
Order:
A.K.A.
Tursiops truncatus.
Delphinidae.
Cetacea.
Common Bottlenose Dolphin.

Habitat:
Food:
Length:
Feature:
Warm and temperate seas worldwide.
Mainly eels, squid, shrimp and wide variety of fish.
2 - 4 mtrs.
Dolphins have a short and well-defined snout that
looks like an old-fashioned gin bottle, which is the
source for their common name.
Dolphins search for prey primarily using echolocation, which is a form of sonar. They emit clicking sounds and listen for the return echoes to determine the location and shape of nearby items, including potential prey