Skip to comments.'Bullingdon Club' dolphins form elite societies and cliques, scientists find
Posted on 08/01/2012 9:13:38 AM PDT by Right Wing Assault
Wild bottlenose dolphins bond over their use of tools, with distinct cliques and classes forming over decades as a result of their skills, scientists have found.
The communities, which have been compared with societies such as the Bullingdon Club in humans, mean the aquatic animals share their knowledge only with those in their own circle, passing it down the family line.
The findings mean the traits of inclusive inheritability and culture are no longer considered exclusive to human beings.
Observing wild dolphins in Shark Bay, Australia, researchers from Georgetown University used hunting tools as a marker of dolphin societal habits.
Noticing some dolphins in the area used a sponge to protect their beaks while hunting, they attempted to discover why the practice had not spread.
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More Anthropomorphism stories about a random animal -> humans not so special -> Jesus not so Special -> God not so special -> worship the creation and select humans -> denigrate human life -> abortions ok -> killing the dying ok -> killing the retarded ok -> Auschwitz
Radical Animal rights = Mass Murder