from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. See bottle-nosed dolphin.
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- n. bottlenose dolphin.
- n. bottlenose whale.
- n. bottlenose skate.
At least 29 of the specimens recovered in recent weeks have been positively identified as bottlenose dolphins.
Marine animals such as bottlenose dolphins (Tursips truncates), spotted dolphin (Stenella attenuata), spinner dolphin (S. longirostris), 5 species of whales occur, Pacific green turtle (Chelonia mydas agassizi), leatherback (Dermochelys coriacea), hawksbill (Eretmocchelys imbricata), and olive Ridley (Lepidochelys olivacea) are just a few that take advantage of the wealth of resources provided by the mangrove ecosystem.
Keep that in mind as you consider that 60 dead bottlenose dolphins had been found by the end of August and 1 sperm whale was found dead in June.
Meanwhile, from the Florida panhandle to the Texas Louisiana border, over 150 bottlenose dolphins have been found dead.
Colombia has so many species to enjoy: two of the three species of manatees that exist in the world (the Antillean and Amazonian manatees), Pink dolphins in the Amazonas region, humpback whales on the Pacific side, and bottlenose dolphins and Sotalias in the Atlantic Ocean among others.
Other regularly observed animals include Galapagos, black tip and silky sharks, marbled rays, eagle rays and bottlenose dolphins.
As I’ve mentioned before, the Gulf’s bottlenose dolphins don’t all belong to a single, solitary group.
By now about 80 bottlenose dolphins, half of them newborns and stillbirths, have washed ashore in the northern Gulf of Mexico since this year’s calving season began.
They found that swimming very close to the bottlenose dolphins and trying to touch them was incredibly stressful to the animals.
Interested in the food habits of bottlenose whales?
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