Dolphins are unexpectedly tolerant of outsiders
Dolphins are pretty strange when it comes to the way they treat strangers. Unlike most primates (including humans) two completely different social groups - including different species - are able to integrate their societies without any violence whatsoever. Find out how DCP researchers Kelly Melillo-Sweeting and Nicole Danaher-Garcia discovered that the spotted dolphins living around Bimini are able to live peacefully alongside bottlenose dolphins AND how these Bimini spotted welcomed a group of four dozen "refugee" spotted dolphins into their society without batting an eye.
Here are the articles we discuss:
Levengood, A., Melillo-Sweeting, K., Ribic, C.A., Beck, A.J., Dudzinski, K.M. (2022). Shoreline distribution of dolphins along North Bimini Island, The Bahamas. Caribbean Journal of Science, 52(2), 162-176. https://doi.org/10.18475/cjos.v52i2.a3
Danaher-Garcia, N., Connor, R., Fay, G., Melillo-Sweeting, K., Dudzinski, K.M. (2022). The partial merger of two dolphin societies. R. Soc. open sci. 9: 211936. 211936. https://doi.org/10.1098/rsos.211963.