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CTDL 106: Thanks for all the wood

I’m sure there’s a better joke to be made about the dolphins using wood and grass to woo a breeding partner, but sometimes you’ve gotta stick with a Douglas Adams reference.

A South American river dolphin uses branches, weeds and lumps of clay to woo the opposite sex and frighten off rivals, scientists have discovered.

Researchers observed adult male botos carrying these objects while surrounded by females, and thrashing them on the water surface aggressively.

[From BBC NEWS | Science/Nature | Dolphin woos with wood and grass]


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