Scientific Name: Tursiops truncatus;

Malti: id-delfin ta’ geddumu qasir

This species, probably the best known of all the dolphins is found throughout most seas and oceans. In the Mediterranean its distribution appears fragmented into small units in coastal and offshore waters.

In coastal areas, bottlenose dolphins normally live in small groups of about 7 individuals, however offshore pods may consist of hundreds of individuals (though commonly 15-25). They are playful and sociable animals, jumping and riding waves and interacting with humans, often following vessels. In the Mediterranean, they feed mainly on bottom feeding fish.

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