Latin Name: Tursiops truncatus
Size: 1.9 - 3.9 m
Spotted daily from the Greyhope Bay Centre at Torry Battery, bottlenose dolphins can be seen feeding, jumping and playing at the entrance to Aberdeen Harbour.
No need for binoculars, the dolphins are spotted on most days throughout the year.
The largest resident bottlenose dolphin population in Scotland is found in the north east and is the northern most limit of their global range.
This resident population has approx 190 individuals with a range that extends from the Moray Firth and south along the Aberdeenshire coast to the Firth of Tay.
There are many other cetaceans and wildlife to spot from the Greyhope Bay Centre including seals, otters, harbour porpoise, minke whale, humpback whales, and over 200 species of birds.