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Bottlenose Dolphin

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Bottlenose Dolphin
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Mammalia
Order: Cetacea
Family: Delphinidae
Genus: Tursiops
Species: truncatus
General Facts
Scientific Name: Tursiops Truncatus
Average at about 11 feet
Live anywhere from 20-40
Swim up to 18 MPH
Can jump 16 feet out of water
("Bottlenose Dolphin," 2014)

Tropical waters throughout the world
Greatest population in northwestern Pacific-300,00
29,000 Off shore atlantic
("Bottlenose Dolphins," 2014)
Image: http://www.dolphins-world.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/09/map_bottlenose_dolphin_live.jpg
Fur- No
Warm blooded- yes
Live birth- yes
Lungs- yes
Milking- yes
Find food with echolocation
Feed on bottom feeders and other fish
Chase their prey and eat fish
Feed during the morning and afternoon
("Bottlenose Dolphin," 2014)
Image: http://www.wdcs.org/
Evolve from Mesonix
About 95 million years ago
("Dolphin Evolution,"n.d.)
Image: http://www.lorologiaiomiope.com/wp-content/2008/03/andrewsarchusartforweb.jpg
Groups head butt other predators
They can tale whip
use their intelligence
Males 10-14
Females 5-12
Sexual reproduction
Head butting- Scratching teeth
1 per litter 1 per year
stay with mom 3-6 years
("Bottlenose Dolphin," 2014)
Not endangered
pollution bad
Illegal to poach
used to be endangered
("Bottlenose Dolphin," 2014)
image: http://www.bhmpics.com/walls/bottlenose_dolphin-normal.jpg
Human interaction
Friendly interaction
do shows
people can swim with them
good relationship with trainers
("Bottlenose Dolphin," 2014)
Travel in pods
Series of screeching and sounds
100 different sounds
Very cool language
("Bottlenose Dolphin," 2014)
Human Research
Study done to see if dolphins recognize themselves
put mirror in front of them
test self recognition
Most dolphins recognize themselves
Smart creatures
(Delfour, F.,& Herzing,D.2013)
Bottlenose dolphin. (2014). Retrieved May 20, 2014, from National Geographic website: http://animals.nationalgeographic.com/animals/mammals/bottlenose-dolphin
Bottlenose dolphin. (2014, March 17). Retrieved from NOAA Fisheries: Office of Protected resources
Delfour, F., & Herzing, D. (2013). Underwater mirror exposure to free-ranging naïve Atlantic spotted dolphins (Stenella frontalis) in the Bahamas. International Journal Of Comparative Psychology, 26(2), 158-165.
Bottlenose Dolphins. (2014). Retrieved May 20, 2014, from Sea World Parks and Entertainment website: http://seaworld.org/en/animal-info/animal-infobooks/bottlenose-dolphins/scientific-classification/
Dolphin evolution. (n.d.). Retrieved May 28, 2014, from Understand dolphins website: http://understanddolphins.tripod.com/dolphinevolution.html

Grzimek, B., Kleiman, D. G., & MacDade, M. C. (2004). Grzimek’s animal life encyclopedia: mammals IV / Devra G. Kleiman, advisory ed., Melissa C. McDade, project ed. ; Joseph E. Trumpey, chief scientific ed (2nd ed.). Detroit [etc.]: Thomson/Gale.

Mammal characteristics. (n.d.). Retrieved from Buffalo state website: http://faculty.buffalostate.edu/beaverjf/mammals/tsld002.htm
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