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Research Article

Why Do Dolphins Carry Sponges?

  • Janet Mann mail,

    mannj2@georgetown.edu

    Affiliations: Department of Biology, Georgetown University, Washington D. C., United States of America, Department of Psychology, Georgetown University, Washington D. C., United States of America

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  • Brooke L. Sargeant,

    Affiliations: Department of Biology, Georgetown University, Washington D. C., United States of America, Department of Biological Sciences, Florida International University, Miami, Florida, United States of America

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  • Jana J. Watson-Capps,

    Affiliations: Department of Biology, Georgetown University, Washington D. C., United States of America, Department of Biology, Metropolitan State College of Denver, Denver, Colorado, United States of America

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  • Quincy A. Gibson,

    Affiliation: Department of Biology, Georgetown University, Washington D. C., United States of America

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  • Michael R. Heithaus,

    Affiliation: Department of Biological Sciences, Marine Sciences Program, Florida International University, North Miami, Florida, United States of America

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  • Richard C. Connor,

    Affiliation: Department of Biology, University of Massachusetts at Dartmouth, Dartmouth, Massachusetts, United States of America

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  • Eric Patterson

    Affiliation: Department of Biology, Georgetown University, Washington D. C., United States of America

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  • Published: December 10, 2008
  • DOI: 10.1371/journal.pone.0003868
  • Featured in PLOS Collections

About the Authors

Janet Mann, Brooke L. Sargeant, Jana J. Watson-Capps, Quincy A. Gibson, Eric Patterson
Department of Biology, Georgetown University, Washington D. C., United States of America
Janet Mann
Department of Psychology, Georgetown University, Washington D. C., United States of America
Brooke L. Sargeant
Department of Biological Sciences, Florida International University, Miami, Florida, United States of America
Jana J. Watson-Capps
Department of Biology, Metropolitan State College of Denver, Denver, Colorado, United States of America
Michael R. Heithaus
Department of Biological Sciences, Marine Sciences Program, Florida International University, North Miami, Florida, United States of America
Richard C. Connor
Department of Biology, University of Massachusetts at Dartmouth, Dartmouth, Massachusetts, United States of America

Corresponding Author

Email: mannj2@georgetown.edu

Competing Interests

The authors have declared that no competing interests exist.

Author Contributions

Conceived and designed the experiments: JM BLS. Performed the experiments: JM BLS JJWC QAG MRH RCC. Analyzed the data: JM BLS JJWC QAG EMP. Wrote the paper: JM BLS. Commented extensively on written manuscript: MRH EMP.