Scientists strapped GoPro cameras to the bodies of six navy dolphins trained in us

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In 2022, At the risk of awarding the title prematurely, we think we’ve found the weirdest study published GoPro cameras are strapped by scientists to navy dolphins’ bodies trained by the U.S.

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Navy, and recorded them hunting for food and consuming their prey in grisly detail there was a purpose behind this potential invasion of dolphin privacy; namely, to learn more about how the mammals hunted and ate,

according to a study About how dolphins eat Scientists have previously made two competing assumptions The fish in their jaws as they overtake them They engaged in either ram feeding, in which the predators swim faster than their prey and clasp and predators expand their throats and move their tongues to create negative pressure and slurp up prey which was published on Wednesday in the journal PLoS One,

the authors of the study method dolphins actually used set out to determine .they wrote in the study sound and video together has never been used before to observe the behavior of dolphins and of the live fish they capture and consume. that the dolphins are trained in the us navy when Navy researchers attempted to improve torpedo design by studying dolphins.

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The Marine Mammal Program as it’s called today has existed in some form since before 1960 To foster and train they have spent millions of dollars annually. bottlenose dolphins and California sea lions these animals “have an excellent low light vision and underwater directional hearing that allow them to detect and track undersea targets, even in dark or murky waters” according to the program’s website, they don’t suffer from the bends even in dark or murky waters” and unlike human divers.

since the dolphins identify targets in deep sea mines doesn’t explain why it was conducted by the scientists. The lead author sam ridgeway the researcher and a founder of the Marine Mammal Program, passed away earlier this year we will never know the answer to this pressing question .

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the text of study we must instead hew like dolphin fan fiction which is written. the three dolphins hunting looked and sounded like: footage by GoPro cameras that we have never before seen the angle of the cameras presents a view of the dolphin’s side eye nor care to see again is clear that these are not idyllic Lisa Frank dolphins; these are terrifying, nightmare-inducing Roman dolphins that seem to crave the thrill of the chase.

how “it became apparent” when the dolphins had identified their next target The study, which is the Marine Mammal Program’s 330th peer-reviewed article speed was picked by animals as they wooshed three and their heartbeats became audible in the recordings .ridway et.al dolphin seized sequels continued swallowed and manipulated the prey.

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the dolphin continued the chase and sonar clicks were heard less often than the continuous terminal buzz and squeal if the fish escaped During captures, the dolphins’ lips flared to reveal nearly all of the teeth. The throat expanded outward. even as they entered dolphins fish trying to escape.

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