Atlantic Bottlenose dolphin
The Atlantic Bottlenose dolphin is perhaps the most well known marine mammal in the world. This animal has gotten a lot of exposure through television and through zoos and aquariums. This is the only dolphin in Florida that regularly visits coastal waters. Panama City is very well known for having many of these highly intelligent animals in the local waters. These animals are among the most intelligent animals on the planet. Bottlenose Dolphins have the biggest brain to body size ratio then any other animal in the world (next to humans). They are capable of things that in the past, we only though humans were capable of. They have their own cultures, they are thought to have a complex language, they can use tools, they even call each other by name. That’s right! Every dolphin has a signature whistle they call each other by.