sleek, streamlined body; dorsal fin; dark grey back and light grey belly; curved mouths; no external pinnae
live together in pods (inshore ~12, offshore hundreds); interactions (touching, chasing, vocalizing); tail slapping; bow riding; sleek swimmers;
Widley distributed in cold temperate to tropical seas , ranging from latitudes of 45°N to 45°S.
killer whales and sharks
Some coastal animals have small movement ranges; migration depends on food availability and temperature; seasonal migration
Social system/Group size
Inshore, they are found in small groups of around 12 individuals. Offshore they are found in large groups of up to hundereds of individuals.
entanglement from fishing nets; habitat destruction and degration; pollution; disease; illegal killing; loss of prey
much research for data about behavioral characteristcs, where to have protected areas, and other conservation efforts
Bottlenose dolphins can travel at speeds of up to 35 kilometres (20 miles) per hour.