Estranged Dolphin Adopted by Whales

adopted dolphin by sperm whales

Image by Alexander D.M. Wilson

I love it when I hear really cool stories on species of animals that band together. A deformed bottlenose dolphin has joined a pod of sperm whales in the Azores. According to researchers the dolphin is well integrated into the pod which includes adults and calves – having a whale of a time really (sorry about that).

The research scientists suspected that the dolphin may have been picked on by its own kind because of its curved spine and slower swimming skills . They observed the adult dolphin swimming, feeding and even nuzzling along with its new non-judgemental friends.

Read the full story HERE

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