They call him Flipper Flipper !!!!!

Today we had a really amazing morning on the ocean in Azores in São Miguel, we saw the Bottlenose Dolphins (Tursiops truncatus). Our guests were really enthusiastic about observing these massive creatures under a blue ocean. The social skills they were demonstrating are always breathtaking.

But why is the Bottlenose dolphins or also known as “Flipper” so famous ??

Photo : The adventures of Flipper the dolphin .

The reason is that the Bottlenose dolphin was the first dolphin species to be captured in order to participate in shows, television and aquarium displays. They are very smart and a lot of research has been made regarding this species. Yet there are a lot of misconceptions on how these animals really behave out there in their natural environment. I invite everyone to experience dolphins in their own habitat. The experience is not even comparable than seeing them in a closed environment.

The baby dolphins are so cute swimming alongside their mothers while they search for food.

Anaïs Builly

About Anaïs Builly

Anais Builly is Marine Biologist and Master of Biology, Ecology and Ecosystems, and of Bioproducts & Bioproduction of Marine Ecosystems, studied in France and South Africa. She is also Marine Wildlife Guide & Community Manager at TERRA AZUL. She is passionate about conservation of marine mammals, and loves being out in the ocean everyday.

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