Depending on the area where they live, bottlenose dolphins vary very much in colour, weight and size (they can be anything from approx. 2 m in length to more then 4 m). These animals can reach an age of about 30 years and dive up to 300 metres. Bottlenose dolphins are well-known due to dolphinariums and Flipper movies.
Presence in the Strait of Gibraltar: all year round
Other names: common bottlenose dolphin, Atlantic bottlenose dolphin, bottlenose dolphin, bottle-nosed dolphin, grey porpoise, black porpoise, common porpoise, cowfish
fish and cephalopodes; 18–36 kg/day
dark cape on the back
falcate dorsal fin
flukes with concave trailing edges and distinct notch