Most dolphins are right-handed

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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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cole
cole
2 years ago

For playing water-polo, Right?

Anonymous
Anonymous
2 years ago

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

Anonymous
Anonymous
2 years ago

cool

Anonymous
Anonymous
2 years ago

Wow

Anonymous
Anonymous
2 years ago

at least polar bears are left handed

Cameron Smith
Cameron Smith
2 years ago

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

Anonymous
Anonymous
2 years ago

im left handed

Anonymous
Anonymous
2 years ago

Im ambidextrous

Anonymous
Anonymous
2 years ago

how would they know??

Anonymous
Anonymous
2 years ago

then wheres the left handed dolphins????

Caleb Hill
Caleb Hill
2 years ago

I am left handed though

Bob
Bob
3 months ago

They don’t even have hands

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