any of several dolphins with rounded forehead and well-developed beak; chiefly of northern Atlantic and Mediterranean
a small, toothed whale
12 Often, many pods group together to form congregations of hundreds of dolphins.
Bottlenose dolphins are small cetaceans that have a long, beaklike snout, a falcate (sickle-shaped) dorsal fin, and conical teeth. They are Odontoceti (toothed whales).
The Bottlenose Dolphin (Tursiops truncatus) is the most common and well-known dolphin species. It inhabits warm and temperate seas worldwide and may be found in all but the Arctic and the Antarctic Oceans.