Story: Dolphins

Bottlenose dolphin

Bottlenose dolphin

The bottlenose dolphin has a distinctive rounded forehead or ‘melon’, and a long, blunt beak. A dark band runs between its eyes. A piece of seaweed is floating in front of this dolphin’s beak.

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Gerard Hutching, 'Dolphins - Bottlenose dolphins', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, (accessed 22 June 2024)

Story by Gerard Hutching, published 12 Jun 2006, updated 1 Sep 2015