Bottlenose dolphins exhibit a high degree of intelligence, exhibit numerous vocal abilities, and are believed to posess a complex language. They are social creatures and travel in groups. The swim at speeds of 12 or more miles per hour. They are also known for their emotional complexity. Although bottlenose dolphins do not migrate, they travel extensively in search of food resources.
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- Burnie D, Wilson DE. 2001. Animal. London: Dorling Kindersley. 624 p.
- Ballenger L, Lindsley T. 2003. Tursiops truncatus, [Animal Diversity Web. May 25, 2004.