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  • noun Plural form of cuttlebone.


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  • In the journal, he and his co-author, Tom Tregenza, of the University of Exeter, reported seeing clean cuttlebones bob to the surface as pods of dolphins passed, which suggested that

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  • At least the skin sloughing stage (with resultant release of an intact cuttlebone) appears prevalent at this site as boat-based observers have witnessed clean intact cuttlebones floating to the surface on numerous occasions in the proximity of pods of foraging dolphins

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  • Repeated above-water observations of clean cuttlebones bobbing to the surface in association with passing pods of dolphins suggest that some or all of this behavioural sequence is not restricted to a single individual dolphin.

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  • (including the surfacing of intact clean cuttlebones) suggest that some or all of this prey handling sequence may be used widely by dolphins in the region.

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