ATLANTIC SPOTTED DOLPHIN

Stenella frontalis

Atlantic spotted dolphins grow to be between 1.5-2.3 meters long and are covered in spots that darken and become more widespread as they age. Juvenile spotted dolphins are commonly confused with bottlenose dolphins, because they do not develop spots until around the age of three or four. They can be found travelling in pods of anywhere between 5 and 200 individuals in warm temperate and tropical waters throughout the Atlantic Ocean, however in Bimini, they are believed to be residential, being born, reproducing, and spending their entire life here. Atlantic spotted dolphins are listed as least concern on the IUCN Red List.

ATLANTIC SPOTTED DOLPHIN