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Sponging behaviour in dolphins

In 1995, a group of researchers 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.
Read the paper here (Stolker et al, 1997).

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