Bottlenose dolphins: ‘Gangs’ run society, scientists say

Bottlenose dolphins: ‘Gangs’ run society, scientists say



Male bottlenose dolphins organise gang-like alliances – guarding females against other groups and occasionally “changing sides”. A team studying dolphins in Shark Bay, western Australia, say the animals roam hundreds of square kilometres, often encountering other dolphin groups. The researchers observed the dolphins there over a five-year period, recording their movements. They report their findings in the Royal Society journal Proceedings B.

Bonded male Bottlenose Dolphins (Tursiops truncatus) mimic each other's behaviour

Read full article which was written by Victoria Gill Science reporter, BBC Nature

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