Scientific name: Tursiops truncatus
The largest and most commonly sighted dolphin in British seas. UK bottlenose dolphins are the biggest in the world - their large size helps them cope with our chilly waters!
StatisticsLength: up to 4m Weight: 500kg Average Lifespan: 45-50 years
Protected in the UK under the Wildlife and Countryside Act, 1981, listed under CITES Appendix II and classified as a Priority Species under the UK Post-2010 Biodiversity Framework. Also protected under the Conservation (Natural Habitats, etc.) Regulations (Northern Ireland) 1995