General Description

Upper body dark to light grey, fading to white underneath. Beak short and wide with 21-29 pairs of teeth in each jaw. Mouth curves upwards. Up to 3.1 m long.


Bottlenose Dolphins live in groups of less than 20. They eat a range of food, mostly fish and squid. They are usually found in offshore locations in the Bass Strait region, and are very rarely seen in Port Phillip. Humans interactions include: Common in captivity, where they are often trained to perform for humans.




Open water, bays and occasionally tidal areas of rivers.

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