For the first time caught on video, Korean-based scientists witnessed a group of dolphins trying to help another dying dolphin by forming a “life raft.”
Details of the behavior are reported in the journal Marine Mammal Science.
Publication: Kyum J. Park, Hawsun Sohn, Yong R. An, Dae Y. Moon, Seok G. Choi, Doo H. An, “An unusual case of care-giving behavior in wild long-beaked common dolphins (Delphinus capensis) in the East Sea,” 18 JAN 2013; DOI: 10.1111/mms.12012
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