Bottlenose Dolphins. By Cody Gurney. Bottlenose Dolphin (Tursiops Truncatus) . Class : Mammalia Order: Cetacean Suborder: Odontoceti Family: Delphinidae Genus: Tursiops Species: Truncatus . Physical Description.
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By Cody Gurney
In the past, bottlenose dolphins have been taken directly for meat, leather, oil, and meal (for fertilizer and animal feed). Hunting still occurs in various parts of the world including Peru, Sri Lanka, Taiwan, and Japan.
United States federal laws do not permit people to feed and swim with dolphins or other marine mammals in the wild. These actions are considered "harassment." When people try to get close to wild marine mammals, they put the animals and themselves at risk. Feeding and swimming with marine mammals in the wild is harmful to animals and sometimes dangerous to people.
When feed in the wild the animals become less willing to search for food for themselves.
The fact remain that even though bottlenose dolphins are hunt in the wild by orcas and white sharks, most of the deaths every year are caused by human activity, interaction and hunting.