Researchers Document First Known Case of Dolphin Mom Adopting Whale Calf

8/5/2019
A dolphin has been spotted caring for a whale calf. It's the first known case of a wild bottlenose dolphin adopting a calf from another species. Scientists ...
A dolphin has been spotted caring for a whale calf. It's the first known case of a wild bottlenose dolphin adopting a calf from another species. Scientists ...
In this new case, the bottlenose mom already had a young calf — presumably her biological daughter — when she took in the melon-headed whale.
This dolphin mom adopted a baby from a different species ... mother, the melon-headed calf also proved adept at fitting into bottlenose dolphin society.
In a first of its kind case known to humans, a bottlenose dolphin adopted a baby whale years ago and is still caring for it! The baby whale has been ...
So basically, a dolphin adopted a whale and is now slowly turning it into a dolphin. The behavior seems untoward from a mammal who already had an ...
Researchers in French Polynesia spotted the bottlenose dolphin in 2014, nursing an unusual looking calf and have been keeping track of the duo ...
Researchers in French Polynesia spotted the bottlenose dolphin in 2014, nursing an unusual looking calf and have been keeping track of the duo ...
8/4/2019
Bottlenose dolphins are doting mothers, nursing, protecting, and playing with their youngsters for up to six years. Now, new research has revealed the.
A Bottlenose Dolphin mother off the coast of French Polynesia was spotted caring for a Melon-headed Whale. NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC ERICA ...
8/1/2019
Bottlenose dolphins are attentive and flexible parents: The very survival of their calves depends on it. And in some rare cases, their adopted offspring, ...
A bottlenose dolphin adopted a whale calf in the waters of French Polynesia for over three years, the first known case of interspecies adoption in ...
A baby melon-headed whale was adopted by a bottlenose dolphin in the first case of its kind. The wild dolphin looked after the whale for three years in ...
A baby melon-headed whale was adopted by a bottlenose dolphin in the first case of its kind. The wild dolphin looked after the whale for three years in ...
One dolphin has shown just how caring and maternal this species can be, adopting an orphaned baby melon-headed whale and raising him as her ...
One dolphin has shown just how caring and maternal this species can be, adopting an orphaned baby melon-headed whale and raising him as her ...
A bottlenose dolphin has “adopted” an “orphan” baby melon-headed whale in what scientists are describing as the first known case of its kind. In 2014 ...
A bottlenose dolphin has “adopted” an “orphan” baby melon-headed whale in what scientists are describing as the first known case of its kind. In 2014 ...
A National Geographic video of a dolphin mother who took in a whale is showing that adoption is more natural than we know.
Researchers have spotted a bottlenose dolphin which may have adopted a melon-headed baby whale. In 2014, a team of researchers observed a ...
Researchers have spotted a bottlenose dolphin which may have adopted a melon-headed baby whale. In 2014, a team of researchers observed a ...
7/31/2019
Interestingly, Carzon and her colleagues note, the dolphin mother's attachment to her adoptive son endured long beyond her bond with the slightly ...
Bottlenose dolphin mothers are some of the most caring and nurturing moms in the animal kingdom. For years, they will feed, protect, and play with ...
Bottlenose dolphin mothers are some of the most caring and nurturing moms in the animal kingdom. For years, they will feed, protect, and play with ...
“It is very difficult to explain such behavior, especially since we have no information on how the melon-headed whale newborn was separated from his ...
Interestingly, Carzon and her colleagues note, the dolphin mother's attachment to her adoptive son endured long beyond her bond with the slightly ...
A bottlenose dolphin is believed to have adopted a baby melon-headed whale in the first known case of its kind. In 2014, scientists noticed a ...
7/30/2019
In 2014, scientists noticed a bottlenose dolphin swimming with a calf that looked extremely strange -- eventually they realised the baby was a ...
In 2014, scientists noticed a bottlenose dolphin swimming with a calf that looked extremely strange -- eventually they realised the baby was a ...
The orphaned calf even learned to act like a bottlenose dolphin, gaining ... Carzon and her team filmed and photographed the dual-species dolphin ...
A bottlenose dolphin mother off the coast of French Polynesia was spotted caring for a melon-headed whale. While bottlenose dolphins have slender ...
While bottlenose dolphins have slender beaks, the mysterious one-month-old's beak was short and blunt. Eventually, the scientists identified the ...
“The melon-headed whale was behaving exactly the same way as bottlenose dolphins,” says Carzon, who reported the observations in June in the ...

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