Dolphins `purposely get high on puffer fish toxins`
London: A new documentary has revealed that dolphins, like humans, also deliberately `gets high`.
The BBC`s ` Dolphins: Spy in the Pod` used cameras strapped to submersibles and surprisingly found that a group of young dolphins were getting high` on a puffer fish`s toxins, Metro.co.uk reported.
The toxin, in large doses, is capable of killing, but in small doses it acts as a narcotic.
Zoologist Rob Pilley, who worked on the series, told the Sunday Times that young dolphins were deliberately experimenting with something they know to be intoxicating.
He said that after chewing the puffer gently and passing it round, the dolphins acted in a peculiar way, hanging around with their noses at the surface as if they had become fascinated by their own reflection.
More from India
More from World
More from Sports
More from Entertaiment
- Panel discussion over vote bank politics on Hinduism
- DNA: Terrorists' new strategy of snatching weapons from Indian security personnel
- Pak High Commission staffer grilled for spying, released later
- Watch: Report on delayed development in Ayodhya
- DNA: Ground reporting of the deteriorating sanctity of Ayodhya
- Pakistan's brutality exposed; `Black Day` protesters thrashed in PoK - Video goes viral
- Pakistan High Commission staffer, briefly detained for espionage, asked to leave India in 48 hours
- National Geographic's famed ''Afghan Girl'' arrested in Pakistan for forgery
- Hrithik Roshan, Yami Gautam's 'Kaabil' trailer shocks Rakesh Roshan
- India vs New Zealand, 4th ODI: As it happened...