Species at Risk: Bottlenose dolphin (Tursiops truncatus)

It is wide-distributed   throughout the world and even reaches Arctic waters. However, there are no global figures for this species. Off the Atlantic coast of Europe, it is calculated that there are some 12,600 species, and Galicia and Portugal are one of the areas with the highest concentrations. Its sociability allows it to interact with human beings on occasion. This increases the risk of becoming trapped in fishing nets or being run over by all types of vessels.