New Question Contest!

There are several known species of humpback dolphins, which are known to have a dorsal (top) fin that sits on top of a distinctive hump. But is it true that Atlantic humpback dolphins have no hump?

Click here to learn more >>>

Bottlenose Dolphin Fast Facts


Hi everyone! Recently we’ve been working on updating our bottlenose dolphin article with an all new one!

It may be a little while yet before it is finished, so here are a few bottlenose dolphin fast facts:

  • A bottlenose dolphin has about 80-100 teeth
  • Bottlenose dolphins eat fish, squid, and shrimp
  • A bottlenose dolphin can jump over sixteen feet in the air
  • Bottlenose dolphins can swim at speeds of up to 25 m.p.h

Question Contest Answer

Congratulations Lolli! You correctly answered this lateast question contest!

Nellie, a dolphin living at Marineland in St. Augustine, Florida, died at the age of sixty-one. Seeing as to how the average bottle-nose dolphin lives to about thirty or forty (some may reach fifty years) that’s pretty old! Thankfully, we were able to visit Nellie about a year before she died.