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Sponging behaviour in dolphins
Since 1984, researchers have observed wild dolphins to harvest sea sponges from the ocean floor and use them as ‘beak gloves’. The sponges serve as protection for their beaks as they forage for fishes that hide between sharp objects on the sea floor channels (Stolker et al, 1997).
While the sequence of the behaviour is well-documented, it has never been captured in its entirety on camera. That is where illustration can prove it’s value. This illustration is a visual anecdote of the sponging behaviour sequence of bottlenose dolphins.
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