Bottlenose Dolphin (Tursiops truncatus)


bottlenose dolphin

Identification of Bottlenose dolphin:

Large and robust body compared to other dolphins. Dark gray color. Short and wide faced. Shows high and curved dorsal fin like a sickle.

It is common to watch them in Tenerife in small groups around the coastal fish farms.

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  • Males are up to 3.8 m. and females 3.6 m
  • It is resident on our coast and is habitual its presence around the fish farms. Bottlenose dolphin doesn’t interact very much with the boats in Tenerife, what helps us to explore their natural beahaviour.
  • They are very active both day and night and feed on all kinds of prey : fishes , crustaceans , cephalopods

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