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Bermuda Animals

About 600 miles (965 km) east from the coast of North Carolina lies the island of Bermuda. Just one-third the size of Washington, D.C., Bermuda has 64 miles (103 km) of coastline and 21 sq. miles (54 sq. km) of land. With more than 62,000 people, Bermuda is the world’s most densely populated oceanic island. Bermudians enjoy one of the highest per capita incomes in the world, and they are very proud and protective of their gorgeous beaches and coral reefs. Bermuda has been a leader in marine conservation for many years, with its protection of green sea turtles dating to 1620. There are many wonderful invertebrates, fishes, and other animals to enjoy in Bermuda.

Animals Seen At Dolphin Quest Bermuda

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     Common Bottlenose dolphins


Animals Seen in Bermuda

Humpback Whales

  • Humpback whales are one of 13 species of baleen whales, suborder Mysticeti.
  • Humpback whales are known for their acrobatic breaches, melodious mating songs and long graceful pectoral flippers.
  • Humpback whales range in length between 52-56 feet (4-4.6 m) and weigh 90,000 pounds (40, 000 kg) at maturity.
  • Humpback whales can be seen as they pass by Bermuda in the spring during their Northwest migration.
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Bottlenose dolphins

  • Dolphin Quest supported the Bermuda Dolphin Tracking Project in 2003 – 2005 and the project confirmed that Bottlenose dolphins live offshore of the island.
  • The Bermuda Dolphin Tracking Project tagged and released a total of six dolphins during the project and recorded the deepest dive by a bottlenose dolphin at depths greater than 2,700 feet (900 meters).
  • Check out the Research section for more information about this project and other projects supported by Dolphin Quest.
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Sea Turtles

  • Five of the seven species of sea turtles have been seen in Bermuda, which in include green sea turtles, hawksbill, leatherback, loggerhead and Kemp’s Ridley.
  • One of the most common sea turtles found in Bermuda, the green sea turtle is named for the green colored fat inside its body.
  • Green sea turtles can weigh up to 440 pounds (200 kg) and grow up to 4 feet (1.2 m).
  • The green sea turtle nests in over 60 countries around the globe.
  • The green sea turtle is an endangered species worldwide.
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