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March 27, 2019 - Readers Digest

Why Dolphins Are the Second-Smartest Creatures on the Planet

Why Dolphins Are the Second-Smartest Creatures on the Planet
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The big-brained marine mammals are chatty, playful creatures that we humans find it easy to identify with, but scientists are just starting to understand everything that they’re capable of.

It’s easy to anthropomorphize dolphins because of their cleverness and playful nature, but researchers say that their social networks are probably the way that they’re most like us.

Their complex social systems might explain why dolphins have such large brains. “Many people think that the largest brains evolved because of benefits they provided in the social realm, as individuals need to cooperate with those they are also in reproductive competition with,” Connor says.

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