Sperm Whales Take in Outcast Bottlenose Dolphin

Sperm Whales Take in Outcast Bottlenose Dolphin

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dolphin adopted by whale-Alexander DM Wilson Aquatic MammalsA group of sperm whales appear to have taken in a deformed bottlenose dolphin, marine researchers have discovered.

In the heartwarming scene near the Azores in the North Atlantic, the scientists watched the dolphin six times while it nuzzled and rubbed members of the group, reports the journal Science.

Sperm whales have good reasons not to like bottlenose dolphins, so this has puzzled researchers.

(READ the story from TIME)

Photo Credit: Alexander D. M. Wilson/Aquatic Mammals – Thanks to Joel Arellano for submitting the link!

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