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Dolphins are marine mammals that are closely related to whales and porpoises. There are almost forty species of dolphin in seventeen genera. Dolphins are often regarded as one of Earth's most intelligent animals, though it is hard to say just how intelligent. Comparing species' relative intelligence is complicated by differences in sensory apparatus, response modes, and nature of cognition. Furthermore, the difficulty and expense of experimental work with large aquatic animals has so far prevented some tests and limited sample size and rigor in others. Compared to many other species however, dolphin behavior has been studied extensively, both in captivity and in the wild.

Dolphins are social, living in pods of up to a dozen individuals. In places with a high abundance of food, pods can merge temporarily, forming a superpod; such groupings may exceed 1,000 dolphins.

Bottlenose Dolphin Facts

Bottleonse Dolphin Facts

Along with whales, other dolphins and porpoises, bottlenose dolphins are part of the scientific order Cetacea.

The scientific name for the Bottlenose Dolphin is Tursiops Truncatus. Bottlenose dolphins are the most well known of all dolphin species. The Bottlenose Dolphin is the species that frequently performs in aquarium shows. Bottlenose Dolphins are found in nature worldwide in temperate and tropical seas.

The Bottlenose Dolphin is the largest of the beaked dolphin. Bottlenose Dolphin are 6 1/4 -13 feet and weigh 1100 lbs. The size discrepancy in Bottlenose Dolphins may be related to coastal and offshore variances and geographical locations, for example Bottlenose dolphins in cooler waters tend to be larger than those in warmer waters. In general male Bottlenose dolphins are longer than female bottlenose dolphins.

Bottlenose Dolphin is dark gray or black back with a cream colored belly. Bottlenose Dolphins have large flippers, dorsal fins, and flukes.

Bottlenose Dolphins live in fluid social groups or pods. A pod will typically consist of 2 to 15 other dolphins. The size of the pod is likely to increase in size as the water depth, and habitat openness increases. Some members of a Bottlenose Dolphin social group form strong social bonds.

Bottlenose Dolphins are one of the most intelligent dolphins and one of the easiest to train. The brain of a Bottlenose Dolphin are larger than many other mammals of the same body size.

The gestation of a Bottlenose Dolphin is 12 months, and a mother gives birth to single calf at a time.

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