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Jones talks with marine mammal researchers about strandings and fisheries interactions. Bottlenose dolphins are the marine mammals seen the most in North Carolina coastal, sound, and river waters. Strandings of marine mammals average between 125 to 175, many of which are dolphins. At this point in 2013, there have been 201 strandings, with 165 being bottlenose dolphins. The article also contains information on dolphin photo identification and what can be done to keep pilot whales from becoming entangled in fishing lines and nets.
Coastwatch (NoCar QH 91 A1 N62x), Vol. Issue , Holiday 2013, p24-29, il Periodical Website
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Dr. James Mead of the Smithsonian Institute was on hand to help answer this question. The creatures that helped determine the intelligence level of marine life included beaked whales, porpoises, and bottle-nosed dolphins. As for the criteria used to determine intelligence level, if communication was a criterion, then the answer was affirmative.
Sea Chest (NoCar F 262 D2 S42), Vol. 4 Issue 3, Spring 1978, p8-15