Bottlenose dolphin are common in the Atlantic, Gulf and estuarine waters of Florida. Fond of nearshore waters such as bays, lagoons and the intracoastal waterway, they range offshore as far as the continental shelf. They are found around the world in temperate and tropical waters.
The dolphin photos shown here were taken at Marineland during a Florida Master Naturalist Program field trip.
Tursiops truncatus is a member of the Delphinidae - Dolphins, Killer & Pilot Whales & relatives family.
For more information on this species, visit the following link:
MarineBio.org page for this species
Date record last modified: Jan 12, 2018