24 Aug '11, 6am

New Fishing Tactic Gains in Popularity Among Dolphins: by Stephen Messenger, Porto Alegre, Brazil on 08.24.11 It...

New Fishing Tactic Gains in Popularity Among Dolphins: by Stephen Messenger, Porto Alegre, Brazil on 08.24.11 It...

With sleek, streamlined bodies capable of cutting through water at breakneck speeds, dolphins seem perfectly designed for chasing prey, but it turns out that their greatest hunting asset may actually be their minds -- and their willingness to learn from others. A few years ago, biologists observed a few dolphins in Australia's Shark Bay doing something quite crafty: trapping fish in oversized conch shells on the seafloor, which they then carried to the surface to drain and shake until the fish fell into their mouths. At the time, the researchers noted that the only a few dolphins were using this technique, but now, it seems, 'conching' is catching on. According to a report from The Daily Telegraph , the new fishing method appears to be gaining in popularity among West Australia's bottlenose dolphins, almost as if it's on par with the advent of sliced bread: Murdoch cetacea...

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