Life Span of Bottlenose Dolphins in Jervis Bay
When it comes to Common Bottlenose Dolphin’s life spans can be any where from 20- 50 years!!
Although, it could be even LONGER, as observation based ages have only been recorded for 65 years..
- Abundance and quality of food
- Water quality- toxins and turbidity
- Threats from human influences- ship strikes and litter- plastic bags, balloons, cigarette butts & entrapment
The lifespan of dolphins in Jervis Bay could do with more research- any PhD candidates out there?
Could Jervis Bay have the WORLD’S longest living Dolphins?!?!
How can you tell the age of a dolphin?
Keep your eyes peeled on our page for another blog in the coming weeks…
If you want to see some of Jervis Bay’s resident dolphins and have a guess at their age, you can book a ticket on one of our daily cruises using the button below.