Dolphins use sponges as tools

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  1. sharon25

    sharon25 New Member

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    A group of dolphins living off the coast of Australia apparently teach their offspring to protect their snouts with sponges while foraging for food in the sea floor.

    Researchers say it appears to be a cultural behavior passed on from mother to daughter, a first for animals of this type, although such learning has been seen in other species.

    http://www.cnn.com/2005/TECH/science/06/06/dolphin.learning.ap/index.html
     
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  3. Casshew

    Casshew Former Member

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    Very cool!
     
  4. Yakwoman

    Yakwoman 25 cents a look!

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    Love the snout sponge! I wonder where I can get one to protect me on blind dates.....

    Yakwoman
     
  5. Hammerized

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    Neat story!

    Heh heh, only if they're "spongeworthy" dates, eh?
     
  6. Casshew

    Casshew Former Member

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    LOL :clap:
     
  7. curious1

    curious1 So broccoli, mother says your good for me,well I'm

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    :laugh:
    If the 'manufacturer' discontinues their sponges maybe they can borrow a few from Elaine.:D
     

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