This delights me. From the Beeb: Wild dolphins tail-walk on water.
A wild dolphin is apparently teaching other members of her group to walk on their tails, a behaviour usually seen only after training in captivity.
The tail-walking group lives along the south Australian coast near Adelaide.
One of them spent a short time after illness in a dolphinarium 20 years ago and may have picked up the trick there.
Scientists studying the group say tail-walk tuition has not been seen before, and suggest the habit may emerge as a form of "culture" among this group. [continue]
It’s kind of the dolphin equivalent of synchronized swimming, don’t you think?
I love it. Why should we be the only species with party tricks? 😀
They just want something new for the next summer Olympics.
I love it! Dolphins are just so crazy.