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Young dolphins pick their friends wisely

Source: duke.edu

Strategic networking is key to career success, and not just for humans. A new study of wild bottlenose dolphins reveals that in early life, dolphins devote more time to building connections that could give them an edge later on.

Researchers at Georgetown University and Duke University report that dolphins under age 10 seek out peers and activities that could help them forge bonds and build skills they’ll need in adulthood.

The results were published July 14 in the journal Behavioral Ecology. MORE

Header image: Madison Miketa, PhD, Shark Bay Dolphin Project.