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MORIGENOS RESEARCHERS DISCOVER A NEW WAY OF IDENTIFYING DOLPHINS

Morigenos researchers have discovered that individual dolphins can be identified by their faces, “inventing” a novel method of dolphin identification. They presented their findings in a study, published today in Marine Mammal Science, the central scientific journal for studies of marine mammals: http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1111/mms.12451/full It has long been known that individual dolphins can be identified by natural markings on dorsal fins. Thanks to these markings, we know that about 150 dolphins live in the Gulf of Trieste, studied by Morigenos researchers since 2002. But markings on fins can change, and calves are usually not ...