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Why Do Dolphins Carry Sponges?
Georgetown Researcher is First to Examine Relationship Between Tool Use and Fitness in Wild Animals
December 9, 2008
A new study that examines a subset of Western Australia's Indian Ocean bottlenose dolphin population and their use of marine sponges as tools provides a unique opportunity to assess costs and benefits of tool use and document patterns of transmission from mother to calf.
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