The research took place in an area referred to as Shark Bay, which is on Australia’s west coast, fixed on a peninsula. The first step of the ...
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...ty over all. Such as, when dolphins start to use the tool, and more about what the process involves, etc. It’s sort of like knowing and extensive medical history of patient in a hospital. It helps know more about the history of sponging in this community of dolphins. It would have been nice to see the study account for all the other foraging techniques. The article explains that there is many other foraging techniques that the bottle dolphins uses. If the study included those foraging techniques, maybe it would have shown a clearer picture of the overall use of foraging techniques and perhaps led them to rule out genetics in other ways.
Bacher, K. , Allen, S. , Lindholm, A. , Bejder, L. , & Krutzen, M. (2010). Genes or culture: Are mitochondrial genes associated with tool use in bottlenose dolphins ( tursiops sp.)?. Behavior Genetics, 40(5), 706-714.
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