Killer dolphins baffle marine experts

Posted on February 4, 2008 

Killer dolphins baffle marine experts

It’s hard to visualize but the intelligent and ever-friendly dolphin can also be a determined killer.

Film taken of gangs of dolphins repeatedly ramming baby porpoises, tossing them in the air and pursuing them to the death has solved a long-term mystery of what causes the death of so many of these harmless mammals – but has left animal experts baffled as to the motive.

Another mystery is that the animal ‘murders’ have only been reported in two parts of the world – along Scotland’s East Coast and in America off the beaches of Virginia, where even more alarmingly, the victims were scores of the dolphins’ own young.

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