Common Bottlenose Dolphin Fun Facts

The Common Bottlenose Dolphin is the most well-known species of ocean dolphin. They are found in temperate and tropical oceans around the world. Here are some fun facts about the Common Bottlnose Dolphin.

  • The Common Bottlenose Dolphin is not the only species of Bottlenose Dolphin, though there is some controversy regarding the recognition of various splits to the species and subspecies. The Indo-Pacific Bottlenose Dolphin and the Burrunan Dolphin are recognized by some authorities, as are the subspecies Black Sea Bottlenose Dolphin and Lahille's Bottlenose Dolphin. These splits were first widely recognized in the early 2000s.
  • Another name for the Common Bottlenose Dolphin is Atlantic Bottlenose Dolphin.
  • Common Bottlenose Dolphins feed on fish and other marine prey, including eels, shrimps, and squids.
  • Dolphins hunt by using echolocation, which is a kind of biological sonar. They make sounds and listen to the echos that are returned to locate and identify prey.
  • Dolphins also use noises to communicate with each other.
  • The scientific name for the Common Bottlenose Dolphin is Tursiops truncatus. This Latin name means roughly "looks like a shortened or stubby dolphin-type fish".
  • Instead of sleeping as most animals do, dolphins rest half of their brains at a time. This is called unihemispheric slow-wave sleep.
  • Common Bottlenose Dolphins are known for their intelligence. They have larger brains than human beings and the third largest brain relative to body size of all mammals.
  • The gestation period (length of pregnancy) for the Common Bottlenose Dolphin is 12 months.
  • Common Bottlenose Dolphins are highly social and typically live in pods (groups) of around 15 dolphins. They may travel in groups of hundreds of individuals for short periods of time.
  • The Common Bottlenose Dolphin joined Scubadorable on August 3, 2012.

Scubadorable Common Bottlenose Dolphin Gifts

Common Bottlenose Dolphin Toddler T-shirt – Common Bottlenose Dolphins live across the world, swimming in temperate or tropical waters. These gray cuties may swim up to 2600 miles during seasonal migration. They... View on Zazzle
Common Bottlenose Dolphin Insulated Water Bottle – Common Bottlenose Dolphins live across the world, swimming in temperate or tropical waters. These gray cuties may swim up to 2600 miles during seasonal migration. They... View on Zazzle
Jumping Bottlenose Dolphin Adult Apron – Our cute Common Bottlenose Dolphin is having some fun! Swimming, jumping, smiling! This cute active design is perfect for anyone that loves these beautiful marine mammals.... View on Zazzle
Jumping Bottlenose Dolphin Bumper Sticker – Our cute Common Bottlenose Dolphin is having some fun! Swimming, jumping, smiling! This cute active design is perfect for anyone that loves these beautiful marine mammals.... View on Zazzle
Common Bottlenose Dolphin Long Sleeve T-Shirt – Common Bottlenose Dolphins live across the world, swimming in temperate or tropical waters. These gray cuties may swim up to 2600 miles during seasonal migration. They... View on Zazzle
Common Bottlenose Dolphin Throw Pillow – Common Bottlenose Dolphins live across the world, swimming in temperate or tropical waters. These gray cuties may swim up to 2600 miles during seasonal migration. They... View on Zazzle
Common Bottlenose Dolphin Button – Common Bottlenose Dolphins live across the world, swimming in temperate or tropical waters. These gray cuties may swim up to 2600 miles during seasonal migration. They... View on Zazzle
Common Bottlenose Dolphin Trucker Hat – Common Bottlenose Dolphins live across the world, swimming in temperate or tropical waters. These gray cuties may swim up to 2600 miles during seasonal migration. They... View on Zazzle
Jumping Bottlenose Dolphin Notebook – Our cute Common Bottlenose Dolphin is having some fun! Swimming, jumping, smiling! This cute active design is perfect for anyone that loves these beautiful marine mammals.... View on Zazzle
Common Bottlenose Dolphin Jigsaw Puzzle – Common Bottlenose Dolphins live across the world, swimming in temperate or tropical waters. These gray cuties may swim up to 2600 miles during seasonal migration. They... View on Zazzle
Jumping Bottlenose Dolphin Stainless Steel Water Bottle – Our cute Common Bottlenose Dolphin is having some fun! Swimming, jumping, smiling! This cute active design is perfect for anyone that loves these beautiful marine mammals.... View on Zazzle
Common Bottlenose Dolphin Magnet – Common Bottlenose Dolphins live across the world, swimming in temperate or tropical waters. These gray cuties may swim up to 2600 miles during seasonal migration. They... View on Zazzle

Scubadorable Reusable Face Masks

Scubadorable offers several different styles of face mask for fans to wear. Find a fitted style or double-mask with a cute novelty Scubadorable design for your outer layer.

The United States CDC recommends wearing well-fitting face masks in public settings when social distancing measures are difficult to maintain. Masks can be used along with social distancing to help slow the spread of COVID-19. As vaccines roll out, citizens are still advised to keep practicing safe habits until the pandemic is under control and herd immunity is reached.

Scubadorable Bottlenose Dolphin Cloth Face Mask

Found on Zazzle – See more in Cute Bottlenose Dolphin

Our cute Common Bottlenose Dolphin is having some fun! Swimming, jumping, smiling! This cute active design is perfect for anyone that loves these beautiful marine mammals.

This cute cartoon dolphin face mask has adjustable ear loops and a nose wire for a secure and comfortable fit.

Cute Cartoon Picassofish Dive Flag Face Mask

Found on Zazzle – See more in Cute Arabian Picassofish Dive Flag

Arabian Picassofish are among the most beautiful fish found in the Red Sea and other popular scuba diving locations. This cute design features our cartoon Picassofish against a red and white diver down flag motif. 

This style of reusable cloth mask has two layers of protection and is available in two different sizes for a secure fit.

The next three fun Scubadorable design masks are all of the same style as the Arabian Picassofish, with two layers of protection and available in two different sizes. The color of the piping can also be customized to fit your own style.

Cute Cartoon Clownfish Face Mask – The Clownfish is an orange and white fish also known as the Anemonefish. This is our cute cartoon version of this popular and familiar fish. You... View on Zazzle
Cute Scubadorable Manatee Face Mask – The manatee is a large marine mammal known for its gentle behavior. They are sometimes called sea cows because they dine on underwater grass. You can... View on Zazzle
School of Scubadorable Great Barracuda Face Mask – A school of cute cartoon Scubadorable Great Barracuda swims together against turquoise blue background. These fish have a ferocious reputation but are sought after by both sport fishermen and by scuba divers. View on Zazzle

Fun Facts About the Great Barracuda

Barracudas are known for their powerful jaws and sharp teeth. Scuba divers love seeing them, even though the fish has a dangerous reputation. Here are some fun facts about the Great Barracuda.

  • The Great Barracuda is one of 28 species in the barracuda family.
  • Great Barracudas have very strong jaws. They also have under-bites; the lower jaw juts out beyond the upper jaw.
  • The diet of a Great Barracuda consists almost entirely of other fish.
  • Sport fishers target the Great Barracuda, although the fish is not pleasant to eat. In fact, their meat has a chance to cause Ciguatera fish poisoning, a food-borne illness that causes digestive problems.
  • Barracudas are sometimes known as “tigers of the sea” in part because of their sharp, pointy teeth.
  • Great Barracudas have internal swim bladders which they expand or contract to adjust their position in the water.
  • Great Barracudas have few natural predators.
  • Great Barracudas use stealth in obtaining prey. The typical strategy is to lie still and wait for a prey fish to come into striking distance.
  • The Great Barracuda was added to Scubadorable on November 7th, 2007. Be sure to check out our cute Great Barracuda apparel and gifts.

First published 09/04/2011; edited 3/26/2021

Dwarf Seahorse: List of Fun Facts

The Dwarf Seahorse is a small species of fish. They can be found in waters around the Bahamas and parts of the United States. They can vary in color; our cutie has a pleasant algae-colored body. Here are some fun facts about the Dwarf Seahorse!

  • There are almost 50 species of seahorse in the world. The Dwarf Seahorse is the smallest seahorse to live in American waters, usually measuring in at under an inch at adulthood. They can grow to two inches in captivity.
  • Male seahorses have brood pouches, which they use to carry eggs which have been deposited by a female.
  • A group of seahorses together is called a herd.
  • Guinness names the Dwarf Seahorse the slowest-moving species of fish. It travels at a top speed of just five feet per hour.
  • Despite their breeding success in captivity, and their relative popularity in aquaculture, little is known about the wild habits of Dwarf Seahorses.
  • The Dwarf Seahorse was added to Scubadorable on August 21st, 2007. Check out our cute seahorse apparel and gifts.

First published 08/06/2011; edited 3/26/2021

New Killer Cutie!

We’ve recently added the Orca, also known as the Killer Whale, to our Scubadorable family of cute reef fish and other marine animals. Pretty cute, right?

This beautiful black-and-white marine animal is actually a species of dolphin, and not a whale. They can be found in all of the world’s oceans, from the Arctic to the Antarctic and all seas in between, but it does prefer the colder waters of the polar regions. Orcas are very fast swimmers, able to reach up to 30 mph; they typically come up to breathe every 30 seconds.

We have some great new designs in our store featuring the Orca, including Killer Whale Dive Flag, Save the Killer Whales and I Love Orcas.

By the way, that Emperor Penguin you see in the background on the image above is from our sister site Birdorable, which features the cutest birds on the wing.

First published 11/22/2008; edited 3/26/2021

Huge Crowd of Scubadorable Fish Form Word ‘DIVE’

A huge crowd of totally cute Scubadorable fish swim together to make up the word DIVE in this brand-new Scubadorable design.

Fish included in the design are the Great Barracuda, Nurse Shark, Clownfish, Angelfish, Bannerfish, Parrotfish and many more.

The design is shown here on a t-shirt and a mug. The design can be purchased on apparel and other novelty gift items, or on virtually anything in Zazzle's product catalog here: Scubadorable DIVE on Any Zazzle Product.

This is a cool and detailed design for scuba divers that's fun to look at over and over. Can you ID all of the cartoon fish?

First published 11/04/2007; edited 3/26/2021