Posted by: Sandy Steinman | June 14, 2022

Watch dolphins line up to self-medicate skin ailments at coral ‘clinics’ — ScienceDaily

ScienceDaily reports

If a human comes down with a rash, they might go to the doctor and come away with some ointment to put on it. Indo-Pacific bottlenose dolphins get skin conditions, too, but they come about their medication by queuing up nose-to-tail to rub themselves against corals. Researchers now show that these corals have medicinal properties, suggesting that the dolphins are using the marine invertebrates to medicate skin conditions.

Read more at Watch dolphins line up to self-medicate skin ailments at coral ‘clinics’ — ScienceDaily


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