The Connection Between Bottlenose Dolphins & Bunker in New York Harbor

Even though bottlenose dolphins (with their slight upturn in the corner of their mouth which appears to people as the animal is always smiling) is one of the most well known species of marine mammals in the world, many people still don’t realize bottlenose dolphins can be frequently seen in New York Harbor during the summer and early fall. Sightings might not always be well-known, but nearly every summer and fall there are dolphins swimming close by.

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Typically, Atlantic bottlenose dolphins (Tursiops truncatus), arrive to New York Harbor and surrounding tidal waters between May and June. Many people regularly pay for the opportunity to see dolphins from a boat, but for those lucky folks who are in the right place and the right time many dolphins can be seen from the shoreline, sometimes within 300 feet. An amazing natural experience made even more remarkable as it takes place within sight of New York City, the most developed coastline in America!

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