Companionship (Dolphins)

Original Oil on Canvasdolphins

24 x  48 inches

Common Bottlenose Dolphin

Tursiops truncatus

Type: Mammal
Diet: Carnivore
Average life span in the wild: 45 to 50 years
Size: 10 to 14 ft (3 to 4.2 m)
Weight: Up to 1,100 lbs (500 kg)
Did you know?  Bottlenose dolphins have been observed to breach up to 16 feet (4.9 meters) out of the water, landing with a splash on their back or side.

Human Interaction: Dolphins are threatened by commercial fishing for other species, like tuna, and can become mortally entangled in nets and other fishing equipment.

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