bottle-nosed dolphin


Also found in: Thesaurus, Encyclopedia.

bot·tle·nose dolphin

 (bŏt′l-nōz′) also bot·tle-nosed dolphin (-nōzd′)
n.
A marine mammal (Tursiops truncatus) of temperate and tropical waters worldwide, having a short protruding beak, a gray or brown stocky body, and a prominent curved dorsal fin.

bot′tle-nosed` dol′phin


n.
any of several dolphins of the genus Tursiops, common in North Atlantic and Mediterranean waters, having a rounded forehead and well-defined beak.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.bottle-nosed dolphin - any of several dolphins with rounded forehead and well-developed beakbottle-nosed dolphin - any of several dolphins with rounded forehead and well-developed beak; chiefly of northern Atlantic and Mediterranean
dolphin - any of various small toothed whales with a beaklike snout; larger than porpoises
genus Tursiops, Tursiops - a genus of Delphinidae
Atlantic bottlenose dolphin, Tursiops truncatus - the most common dolphin of northern Atlantic and Mediterranean; often kept captive and trained to perform
Pacific bottlenose dolphin, Tursiops gilli - a bottlenose dolphin found in the Pacific Ocean
References in periodicals archive ?
Lobo's disease in an Atlantic bottle-nosed dolphin. J Am Vet Med Assoc.
With this in mind I brought with me the skull of a Bottle-nosed Dolphin I had found at Lake Bardawil, North Sinai many years ago so that I could not just pontificate about whale skeletons, I could deliver a hands-on experience.
There was no news of him until 2002 when a bottle-nosed dolphin with similar marking to Freddie - and telltale scars - appeared off Weymouth, Dorset.
There was no news of him until 2002 when a bottle-nosed dolphin with similar marking to Freddie -- and telltale scars -- appeared off Weymouth, Dorset.
In addition, IL4 has been identified and reported in chimpanzee [27] and bottle-nosed dolphin [28].
The lone male bottle-nosed dolphin is the only one in the waters near the Lakeshore Estates.
A fascinating new non-fiction picture book on the early life of a bottle-nosed dolphin has been added to the 'Nature Storybook' series from Walker.
Yet the real showstopper on our visit was the first glimpse of a tiny male bottle-nosed dolphin swimming beside his mum Maia, barely an hour after he had been born.
This was a shallow-water encounter with an Indo-Pacific bottle-nosed dolphin. Ours was called Lenny and it was great fun interacting with him as he whizzed through the water chasing balls and rings.
Feb 1995: Rare bottle-nosed dolphin washed up on Redcar beach.
As anyone who has witnessed Cllr Bradley and his arch-adversary Joe Anderson winding each other up until their heads turn purple will know, things can get a bit lively when all councillors descend on Dale Street to discuss motions calling for the release of Burmese political prisoners or the plight of the bottle-nosed dolphin, or other such locally important topics.
Brain Weights of Various Animals Animal Average Brain Weight (grams) adult human 1,350 bottle-nosed dolphin 1,500 camel 762 chimpanzee 420 dog (beagle) 72 giraffe 680 jaguar 157 SOURCE.