Most dolphins are 'right-handed'

Most dolphins are "right-handed", according to researchers.

Most dolphins are 'right-handed'

Most dolphins are "right-handed", according to researchers.

It appears the common bottlenose dolphins appear to have an even stronger bias towards their right side than humans, where 90% of people show that preference.

Dr. Daisy Kaplan - co-author of a study from the Dolphin Communication project - wrote in the Journal Royal Society Open Science: "I didn't expact to find it in that particular behaviour, and I didn't expect to find such a strong example."

The study in the Bahamas revealed the bias shows itself in crater feeding - where dolphins swim close to the ocean floor echoloating for prey - as they turned to the left before digging in with their beaks more than 99% of the time.

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