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When you think of dolphins, you probably think of the Bottlenose Dolphin. Easily the most recognized of their species, Bottlenose Dolphins are popular in TV shows and even aquariums. As you explore the above Bottlenose Dolphin Map, you can see that the distribution of Bottlenose Dolphins is quite wide-spread. Dolphins can be found both off and close to shore, in temperate waters around the world.
There are a few differences between the dolphins you’ll find in various areas around the world. In the map above, you will see that Bottlenose Dolphins can be found in the all of the oceans, except for the Arctic and Antarctic Oceans.
On the left side of the Bottlenose Dolphin Map is the Pacific Ocean. The most typical dolphin found here is the Pacific Bottlenose Dolphin.
Pacific Bottlenose Dolphins have a black stripe from the eye to the forehead.
The Indo-Pacific Bottlenose Dolphin have a dark grey back and almost white belly with grey spots.
The Azores in Portugal is a great place to see Bottlenose Dolphins, as well as other species of dolphin!
Both Oahu and Kona in Hawaii are home to Bottlenose and Spinner Dolphins.
Beautiful New Zealand is a fantastic place to visit, as well as see Bottlenose Dolphins.