Fin Review | A maternal species

Updated October 13 2016 - 7:06am, first published October 12 2016 - 1:18am
New family: Goose (front) and Sputnik (behind) swim close by mother Laika in what is known as 'baby position'. Photo: MDRP.

Dolphins, like many other mammals, are known to exhibit ‘allomaternal’ behaviour, where a female interacts with a calf that is not her own.