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Dolphin Breathes Through Its Mouth Instead of Blowhole

The behavior, never before documented, is spotted in a Hector's dolphin in New Zealand.

Published On 09/06/2016
5:23 PM EDT
This surfacing sequence shows the dolphin's mouth opening while its blowhole appears to remain closed throughout. Credit: Steve Dawson/University of Otago
Credit: Steve Dawson/University of Otago