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Study: Dolphins work together to complete tasks


November 25, 2018

MARATHON, Fla. (AP) — A year-long study conducted in the Florida Keys shows that bottlenose dolphins work together to perform and complete tasks.

The research was performed by Dolphin Research Center in collaboration with a University of Western Australia scientist. It studied pairs of dolphins swimming across a Florida Keys lagoon to reach and press black underwater buttons. The buttons were wired to a computer to record actions and the time difference when both dolphins pushed the buttons.

Dr. Kelly Jaakkola, DRC's director of research, said Friday that in some tests, the dolphins were...

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