Caught on Video: Dolphin Blows Bubble Ring

It seemed as though this dolphin knew we were filming as it surprised us and a crowd of other people at Sea World‘s Dolphin Cove.

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Bottlenose Dolphin Fast Facts

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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

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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.

 

Picture of the Week

Today’s Picture of the Week is several pictures showing a bottle-nose dolphin calf leaping out of the water as it plays with what appears to be its friend. Both dolphins have been identified by the Snails2Whales Dolphin Project, but the … Continue reading

Bottle-nose Dolphin Adopts Hourglass Dolphin Calf

Researchers in New Zealand discovered that Kiwi, a wild bottle-nose dolphin, adopted an hourglass dolphin calf that was named Pee-Wee.  Kiwi even nursed Pee-Wee!   The most likely reason for this to happen was because Kiwi’s first calf apparently died … Continue reading

Bottle-nose Dolphin (Tursiops Truncatus)

      Popularity Bottle-nose Dolphins are the most popular dolphin. The surprising thing is most people don’t know that, even if they have a picture of one on their wall. They are often called “regular dolphins.” But there is … Continue reading