Photo of the Day #103: Bottlenose Dolphins

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These bottlenose dolphins (Tursiops truncatus) were from a group of about twelve that I saw last summer off Cape May, NJ. Recent molecular studies suggest that they may be another species, however; the Indo-Pacific bottlenose dolphin (Tursiops aduncus).

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So... the Indo-Pacific bottlenose dolphin might happen to inhabit the Atlantic as well? Oh my headache......

I wonder if we'll ever be able to properly resolve some cetacean taxonomic issues.