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Journal of Biology

, 3:6

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Examining dolphin hydrodynamics provides clues to calf-loss during tuna fishing


A combination of mathematical modeling and direct observation of the swimming behavior of dolphin mother-calf pairs has shown how the calf can gain much of the energy required for swimming if it is positioned correctly relative to the mother, a situation that may be disrupted during the chases that result from tuna-fishing practices.