Have you ever seen two mommas with their babies? How about two momma marine mammals of different species, together with their babies?
These two momma marine mammals are traveling with their two babies like most species that live in the vast ocean. But what’s different about this video is that the two mothers are different species.
There has been research on the false killer whale and the bottlenose dolphin forming a bond between their two species, helping each other fend off predators and find food. This research may suggest those are the two species we see in this video.
The whale in this video could possible be a false killer whale, which is actually a rare type of dolphin.
“There is a long-term association between, not just the two species, but between actual individuals,” says student Zaeschmar.
The two species have very similar vocalization, so it makes sense they could communicate with each other and travel side-by-side.
This clip may be showing the occasional connection between a false killer whale and a bottlenose dolphin, or we could simply be witnessing two mamma marine mammals with theirs babies in the company of one another.