We’ve got a brand-new format for The Dolphin Pod that is equal parts science and magic. Yes, MAGIC! We’ll be discussing a recently published scientific article about bottlenose dolphins in the Gulf of Trieste that engage in what news outlets have dubbed "timesharing" – with two dolphin groups using the same habitat at different times of day. Laura and Justin use the magic of podcasting to transport themselves onto a small boat off the coast of Slovenia where they see first hand what these timesharing dolphins get up to. What do you think of the new format? Get in touch with us via social media at twitter.com/dolphincommu or facebook.com/dolphincommunicationproject and let us know! Kje si!
These darts are quite small and cause minimal discomfort to the dolphin: "Tips measured 25mm in length and 8mm in diameter and had a cylindrical punch fitted with three internal barbs (to hold a sample in place) attached to modified darts. A cylindrical foam stopper caused the bolt to rebound after impact and limited the penetration depth to 20mm."
For more information on the other bottlenose dolphin groups mentioned, visit website for the following research groups:
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