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Bottlenose Dolphin (Tursiops truncatus)

There is a stable population of bottlenose dolphins living in the South West of Tenerife. Is possible to observe two different ecotypes, the coastal and the oceanic bottlenose dolphins. The dolphins that we find close to shore live in small pods and are frequently found around the fishing farm. To find the oceanic bottlenose dolphins we have to travel a few miles away from the coast.

The bottlenose dolphin is one of the most iconic species (is the famous “Flipper” dolphin and the most often chose for the captive shows), they can be very active at the surface by breaching out of the water or bowriding.

Did you know?

 

They are so smart that they can recognize themselves in a mirror.