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Dolphins learn foraging skills from peers

Source: leeds.ac.uk

A new study demonstrates for the first time that dolphins can learn foraging techniques outside the mother-calf bond – showing that they have a similar cultural nature to great apes.

The dolphins of Shark Bay, Western Australia, are well known to scientists and have been closely studied for more than 35 years.

In the mid-1990s the first instances of an extraordinary new foraging technique called “shelling” were recorded by the team. MORE

Header image: University of Leeds.