Bottle-nosed Dolphins
Bottle-nosed Dolphins

Bottlenose dolphins (Tursiops truncatus) are found in temperate and tropical water right around the world, and are probably the most familiar of our cetaceans. Western Ireland has among the most dense populations in Europe, but pods are now becoming more commonly seen along the North Antrim coasts. Worldwide it is considered common, however, pollution and degradation of fish stocks have led to markedly diminished numbers in some areas.

Location: County Antrim

Photographer: ┬ęGeoff Campbell Photography

Bottle-nosed Dolphins

Bottlenose dolphins (Tursiops truncatus) are found in temperate and tropical water right around the world, and are probably the most familiar of our cetaceans. Western Ireland has among the most dense populations in Europe, but pods are now becoming more commonly seen along the North Antrim coasts. Worldwide it is considered common, however, pollution and degradation of fish stocks have led to markedly diminished numbers in some areas.

Location: County Antrim

Photographer: ┬ęGeoff Campbell Photography