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Mar. 12th, 2008 @ 05:04 pm (no subject)
I just stumbled across you guys, and also this interesting story today.

A dolphin helped a couple of beached whales find their way back into the ocean.
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From:cartoondoggy
Date:March 13th, 2008 02:03 am (UTC)
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Ohhh that's so interesting. I knew that whales and dolphins were intelligent animals, but interspecies friendships are still, on the whole, pretty rare. I think that the intelligence of dolphins and whales needs to be researched further.
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From:merikeh
Date:March 13th, 2008 03:38 am (UTC)
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I agree absolutely. I found the story completely fascinating. But is it so odd that a wild dolphin which befriends local swimmers wouldn't show the same consideration to another marine mammal? How is it different, really?

Clearly the dolphin was able to communicate somehow with the whales-- so what's the interspecies "dialect"?
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From:cartoondoggy
Date:March 13th, 2008 03:51 am (UTC)
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Only different because it's not heard of as often.