Bottlenose Dolphins ride bow wave of ship, Galapagos Islands, Ecuador, South America.
Bottlenose Dolphins ride the bow compression wave of a ship. Galapagos Islands, Ecuador, South America. Bottlenose dolphins (genus Tursiops) are the most common members of the family Delphinidae, oceanic dolphins, and are famous for their intelligence. Dolphins search for prey primarily using echolocation, which is similar to sonar. In 1959, Ecuador declared 97% of the land area of the Galápagos Islands to be Galápagos National Park, which UNESCO registered as a World Heritage Site in 1978. Ecuador created the Galápagos Marine Reserve in 1998, which UNESCO appended in 2001.Add to Cart Add to Lightbox Download