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The stereotypical bottlenose

Widely regarded as the representatives of a whole branch in the marine mammal tree, bottlenose dolphins are some of the most recognizable animals on the planet (go ahead, google dolphin and see what you get), even though there is a species of dolphin known as the common dolphin! They are among the widely distributed species of dolphins, spanning entire oceans and in almost every locality. They are so well-known and widely studied that some were even used in military operations by the US army.

  • Habitat: Rivers and shores

  • Diet: shrimp, squid, and smaller fish

  • Weight: 7 kg (at birth), 30-45 kg (adult)

  • Group size: 1-2 members usually, numbers can reach 50 in good feeding sites.

  • Threats: Hunting, getting caught in nets, land reclamation projects.