Welcome back to the show! Today we have Cassie Volker of the Wild Dolphin Project and she studies aggression in dolphins! Did you know that dolphins can form small gangs which then go and beat up rival pods? Neither did we! Lot’s of super interesting info on today’s show, thank you so much Cassie for making time for this interview!
00:11 Hello and welcome back!
02:10 Hello Cassie, welcome to the show!
03:50 How long have you been doing this for?
06:30 So you’re interested in dolphin aggression?
07:55 How did you figure out what they were doing?
09:50 Do they get injured?
11:45 Orca attack
16:15 Males or females?
18:05 Youtube Video (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nce9LVlApzI)
19:35 Coalitions and alliances in dolphin communities
21:10 Do they practice their fight moves?
22:30 Do these groups stay together?
24:05 Separating from their mother’s
25:45 Lamda the dolphin
31:20 They seem to recognize individual people
32:20 Bottlenose vs spotted dolphins
36:20 How do the fights start?
38:00 Worst injuries and have they hurt humans before?
43:00 Reading their behaviour
45:20 Dolphin vs chimp violence
47:45 Communication in dolphins
52:45 Dolphin language
57:20 Your favorite moment in the water
58:40 What do you think of their intelligence?
01:01:20 Thank you Cassie!