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Bottlenose Dolphin Tursiops truncatus

Habitat The Bottlenose Dolphin is found in oceans from temperate (not too hot and not too cold) to tropical (hot and steamy) areas. In the Atlantic, Pacific and Indian Oceans.

Life It is thought that bottlenose dolphins live for about 50 years. They are able to mate from about 6 - 8 years of age. Most births are in spring or autumn, although bottlenose dolphins can mate and give birth at any time of year. Females are pregnant for about 12 months. Appearance Size: Bottlenose dolphins can reach lengths of 1414.5 feet, and can weigh over 600 pounds. Males tend to be larger than females, but there are a few females who have tipped the scales at 606 and 612 pounds. Color: The Bottlenose dolphins coloring can vary from a pure white underbelly to a deep, rich, charcoal gray. Features Their ability to swim faster than their predator allows it to survive in the harmful ocean.

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