A new study on dolphins has uncovered the first quantitative evidence of horizontal transmission of a foraging tactic in toothed whales

Being among the most intelligent creatures on the planet, dolphins are capable of some incredible behaviors, from the clicks and whistles they use to communicate to their incredible acrobatics both under and above the water. When it comes to securing food, it was always thought that dolphins learn their foraging skills exclusively from their mothers, but scientists have now discovered that they can learn them off their peers, too, providing the first evidence of this so-called horizontal social transmission.

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