bottlenose dolphin


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bottlenose dolphin

any dolphin of the genus Tursiops, esp T. truncatus, some of which have been kept in captivity and trained to perform tricks
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Transmission of lobomycosis among Delphinidae may occur by contact, as suggested by the endemic status of the disease in bottlenose dolphins in the Indian River Lagoon in Florida, USA, and possible transmission from mother to calf in an Indo-Pacific bottlenose dolphin from the Mayotte Lagoon (5,12).
Data were derived from ocean-side bottlenose dolphin strandings in NC between November 1997 and April 2005 (n=580) and were stratified by season: winter (November-April) and summer (May-October).
If the data show a regular presence of bottlenose dolphins outside the MPA boundaries these will be reshaped.
The bottlenose dolphin - an animal that is increasingly interacting with people
The Indian Ocean bottlenose dolphin has an average adult length of 2 to 3 meters.
A hybridization of two distinct species -- the Atlantic bottlenose dolphin (Tursiops truncatus) and the false killer whale (Pseudorca crassidens) -- she is the only known wholphin in the world.
And on 3 June 2003, based on studies suggesting that fetal exposure to methylmercury could harm the developing nervous system, the Japanese health ministry issued a warning to pregnant women to limit consumption of certain whale products to no more than one 60- to 80-gram serving a week and bottlenose dolphin to no more than once every two months.
It was not possible to quantify the amount of small organisms released from the codend nor the amount of fish consumed by the dolphins during this period, however, previous studies discussed by Shane (1990) suggest that an adult bottlenose dolphin may consume between 4% and 6% of their body mass daily.
Bottlenose dolphin densities in Texas have since been reported by Shane and Schmidly (1978), Barham et al.
At birth, the average calf for a bottlenose dolphin is 3-feet long and weighs about 40 pounds, with sparse hair on its rostrum.
After seeing the CSIP posts on Facebook, Cardigan Bay Marine Wildlife Centre (CBMWC) commented: "This is almost certainly one of the Cardigan Bay bottlenose dolphins and appears in the Cardigan Bay Marine Wildlife Centre's bottlenose dolphin photo identification catalogue.