February 2013

Whales adopt deformed dolphin

Cross-species social groups shows that tolerance is present in the animal world.

If you’re one of those that follows my writing here at Klat (there’s got to be one of you out there, right?), then you know I like to write about dolphins and whales.  So when I get to write about both, especially when the news is uplifting, I’m pretty pleased.  The latest interesting case involves a group of sperm whales that seem to have adopted, at least temporarily, a dolphin with a spinal deformity.