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Tara Oceans Expeditions - May 2011. The Bottlenose (or Bottle Nosed) dolphin (Tursiops truncatus) in the Galapagos cooler pelagic waters tend to be larger than their cousins who inhabit warmer, shallower waters. Those in colder waters have a fattier composition more suited to deep-diving. Adults range in length from 2 to 4 metres (6 to 13 feet) and weigh from 150 to 650 kilograms (330 to 1430 pounds). Males are longer and heavier than females. The lifespan of the female Bottlenose Dolphin is about 40 years, whereas males rarely live more than 30 years.Wolf Island; Galapagos; Ecuador

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Shooting date : 2011-05-10

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Animal / Wild animal / Mammal / Marine mammal / Cetacean / Dolphin / Marine Dolphin / Bottlenose dolphin (Tursiops truncatus)

Environment / Biodiversity management / Environment management / Environment protection / UNESCO's World Heritage

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Environment / Biodiversity management / Environment management / Environment protection / National park / Marine National Park

Species / IUCN Red List of Threatened Species / Low Risk (IUCN) LR / Least Concern (IUCN) LC

Species / Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora (CITES) / CITES Appendix 2

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America / South America / Ecuador / Galápagos Islands

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Eukaryota / Opisthokonta / Metazoa / Bilateria / Coelomata / Deuterostomia / Chordata / Vertebrata / Synapsida / Therapsida / Mammalia / Cetacea / Delphinidae / Tursiops

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