Team Work

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Dolphin are great team players and often are seen working together to solve their everyday problems. Beginning at birth, a young calf has to be raised to the surface to breathe its first breath. Another dolphin (called an "auntie") instinctively helps out. This same auntie is often seen helping the mother to feed and raise the young calf.

Dolphin also work together while feeding. By surrounding their prey, they can confuse a school of fish, trapping them inside their circle. Then each dolphin takes turns feeding on the fish. Another technique they sometimes use is to slap their tails on the surface. This frightens their prey, causing them to be easily apprehended by another dolphin.

Can you think of ways in which human beings have learned to work together to gather their food?

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