Are Dolphins Math Whizzes? (page 2)

Lawrence LeBlond for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online Dolphins can perform complex math equations when hunting, suggesting that these animals are far more skilled mathematically than scientists had previously given them credit for, according  to new research published in the journal Proceedings of the Royal Society A. The inspiration for the study came after lead author Tim Leighton, of the University of Southampton, watched an episode of Blue Planet on the Discovery Channel. During this episode, Leighton observed dolphins blowing multiple tiny bubbles around as they hunted, appearing to continue to use sonar. ?I immediately got hooked, because I knew that no man-made sonar would be able to operate in such bubble water,? explained Leighton, a professor of ultrasonics and underwater acoustics at the university, where he is also an associate dean. ?These dolphins were either 'blinding' their most spectacular sensory apparatus when hunting -- which would be odd, though they still have sight to rely on -- o

Are Dolphins Math Whizzes?

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