Sperm Whales Adopt Dolphin

Scientists from Germany recently discovered a group of sperm whales involved it what appeared to be social adoption-like interaction with a bottlenose dolphin that had a spinal deformity.

The discovery was made in the Eastern Atlantic approximately 900 miles from Portugal near the Azore Islands.

The scientists believe the dolphin was likely abandoned by its pod or couldn’t keep up them.

For eight days, the scientists watched this unique group’s interaction including repeated physical contact.

scientists from Germany discovered a group of sperm whales involved it what appeared to be social adoption-like interaction with a bottlenose dolphin that had a spinal deformity.

The discovery was made in the Eastern Atlantic approximately 900 miles from Portugal near the Azore Islands.

The scientists believe the dolphin was likely abandoned by its pod or couldn’t keep up them.

For eight days, the scientists watched this unique group’s interaction including repeated physical contact.

Adam Steen

Adam Steen is the senior editor for News Lair. Adam has been working as a journalist for nearly a decade having published pieces in many print and digital publications including the The Santa Fe New Mexican and the Huffing Post. Adam is based in Las Cruces and covers issues affecting his city and state. When he’s not busy in the newsroom, Adam enjoys drone racing.

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