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).
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.
these creatures are really cute :)
I have heard of the large Pacific bottlenose, but not the Indo-Pacific bottlenose, not sure if it's the same.