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Study Sheds New Light on Dolphin Coordination During Predation

October 20, 2008

dolphins underwater Spinner dolphins have long been known for their teamwork in capturing prey, but a new study using high-tech acoustics has found that their synchronization is even more complex than scientists realized, and likely evolved as a strategy to maximize their energy intake. Full Story

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