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Dolphins learn the ‘names’ of their friends to form teams—a first in animal kingdom – Science Magazine

Findings reveal the marine mammals have a sense of team membership

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Dolphin allies form teams to help their pals fight rivals who might try to take away a fertile female. Here, two males assist their pals in guarding a lone female.
Simon Allen
By Virginia MorellApr. 22, 2021 , 5:00 AM
Like members of a street gang, male dolphins summon their buddies when it comes time to raid and pillageor, in their case, to capture and defend females in heat. A new study reveals they do this by learning the names, or signature whistles, of their closest alliessometimes more than…

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