Thursday, August 02, 2012

Dolphin Social Networks Show Hints of Culture


For the bottlenose dolphins of Shark Bay, Australia, functional fashion seems to be all the rage, with inclusion in cliques dependent on whether one is wearing a nose sponge—a tool that helps dolphins find food...Sponging is a complex hunting tactic passed down from mother to offspring. It involves learning where sponges grow, picking the right one, prying an intact sponge from the sea bottom, and using it on their noses to root around the right areas to find fish concealed in the sand. more

1 comment:

city said...

thanks for sharing.