Dolphins Are Cool – They Use Tools!

In keeping with Rob’s efforts to offer more dolphin stuff here on, Topper sent us a link to an interesting Animal Planet article, “Study: Dolphins Use Sponge as Tool.” In this article, researchers show that dolphins are among the very few non-human species known to be able learn to use tools. “Material culture,” or socially-acquired tool-use skills, has only been identified a few times in animals, most notably with primates like chimps and orangutans. Cool stuff!