Bottlenose Dolphin
With Calf
Taken at Torness on 30th August 2020 using
Nikon D500 with Sigma 600 mm zoom lens.
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Taken at Chanonry Point on 1st October 2015 using Nikon D5200 with Sigma 150-500 mm zoom lens.
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Bottlenose Dolphin.
Scpecies:
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 a 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 sonar. They emit clicking sounds and listen for the return echoes to determine the location and shape of nearby items, including potential prey