Most dolphins are right-handed

Scientists have found that dolphins, like humans, have a dominant right-hand side.

About 90% of humans are right-handed.

Now researchers have found common bottlenose dolphins appear to have an even stronger right-side bias than humans.

Researchers studying the common bottlenose dolphins in the Bahamas say the right-handed preference shows for feeding and hunting.

During the study, the dolphins make a sharp and sudden turn before digging in with their beaks. Crucially, they found this turn is almost always to the left, with the same direction taken in more than 99% of the 709 turns recorded between 2012 and 2018.

The researchers say the findings indicate a right-side bias, since a left turn keeps a dolphin’s right eye and right side close to the ocean floor.

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For playing water-polo, Right?

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Do you know Right-handed are more likely to finish a drawing then people with no hands

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cool

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Wow

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at least polar bears are left handed

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How Can Dolphins Be Right Handed If They Don’t Have Hands They Have Fins

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im left handed

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Im ambidextrous

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how would they know??

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then wheres the left handed dolphins????

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I am left handed though

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