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Bottlenose dolphins: 'Gangs' run society, scientists say

28 March 2012 

Bottlenose dolphins: 'Gangs' run society, scientists say

By Victoria Gill
Science reporter, BBC Nature

Only humans and Shark Bay dolphins have multiple levels of social groups

Male bottlenose dolphins organise gang-like alliances - guarding females against other groups and occasionally "changing sides".

The fact that the dolphins travel in their troops and frequently encounter strangers reveals a great deal about their intelligence, because when one group meets another, the animals have to decide how to respond.

Shark Bay dolphins deal with this by organising themselves into three different types of alliances.

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