VOLUSIA COUNTY, Fla. — A new study of Florida’s dolphin population shows the risk they may face while swimming through Central Florida waters.
Researchers said the way dolphins interact with nets and fishing lines can influence how their calves act later in life.
The study focuses on the relationships dolphins form with one another. Scientists say it’s key to understanding how diseases can be transmitted and even how behavioral traits can be passed along.
The study by Cornell University and Hubbs SeaWorld Research Institute is providing new insight to the dolphin population and its behaviors in the Indian River Lagoon and Halifax River, a population scientists say has remained strong over the years.
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