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Schools of porpoises like to hang around the North Carolina coast. These fascinating creatures, with a confusion of common names, are common sights alongside fishing boats in North Carolina's sounds and along her coasts.
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.