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Sperm whales adopt dolphin with deformed spine.

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Sperm whales with dolphin friend

Wild! Sperm whales adopt dolphin with deformed spine – Animal Tracks.

“Sperm whales are fierce squid hunters, but they also have a softer side. In a serendipitous sighting in the North Atlantic, researchers have discovered a group of the cetaceans that seem to have taken in an adult bottlenose dolphin with a spinal malformation, at least temporarily. It may be that both species simply liked the social contact.”

See the slideshow on Science Now.

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