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Dolphins move between pods!

Thu, 01/23/2020 - 09:33

There are over 30,000 white-beaked dolphins in and around Icelandic waters all year round. They are non-migrant, meaning they stay in the same area throughout their lifespan. 

Dolphins are highly social animals, but our research shows that they are not fixed to a specific group, but they seem move freely between pods! This is a smart strategy to keep the genetic variability as large as possible, while increasing fitness as well. This is especially true for a dolphin we know as 'Puzzle', who has been observed to move dynamically between pods!

Learn more about our dolphin research: https://www.eldingresearch.com/post/a-dolphin-named-puzzle