Common Bottlenose Dolphin or Atlantic Bottlenose Dolphin * Stompneusdolfyn * Tursiops Truncatus

The common bottlenose dolphin is a very familiar dolphin. They are widespread in captivity in marine parks and dolphinariums. They also feature in movies and television programs (such as Flipper).

They are the largest species of all the beaked dolphins. Their length is 2-4 m (6.6 and 13.1 ft) and they weigh 150-650 kg (330-1,430 lb). 

Their snout is short and well-defined and looks like an old-fashioned gin bottle, from which it derived its name. Their snout is not a nose, but instead evolved into the blowhole on the top of their heads.

They are highly intelligent creatures and have brains that are larger than those of humans. Intelligence tests included mimicry, use of artificial language, object categorization and self-recognition.

They have also been trained for military uses, such as locating sea mines. In some areas, they cooperate with local fishermen by driving fish toward the fishermen nets.
This dolphyn (called K-Dog) was trained by the US Navy to find mines underwater.
They live in groups called pods that typically number about 15 individuals. Group size varies from 2 to over 100. The global population has been estimated at 600,00. They migrate up to 4,200 km (2,600 mi) in a single season.
As late as July 2022! Killed bottlenose dolphins on harbour in Faroe Islands. See Faroe Islands category below for other shocking items.