COMMON BOTTLENOSE DOLPHIN
The Common Bottlenose Dolphins are found throughout the oceans as far north as Normway of Europe and as far south as Argentina of South America. They are commonly found swimming in small pods off the northwestern coast of Bimini, sometimes mingling with Atlantic spotted dolphins. Reaching up to 4 m long, they’re able to swim at bursts of 35 km/h (22 miles/h), which along with their amazing echolocation abilities and eyesight,, allow them to effectively chase fish species for food. They’re listed as Least Concern by the IUCN, but are often victims of getting tangled in fishing nets as bycatch.
Photo: Chelle Blais