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How smart are dolphins? - Lori Marino

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Dolphins are one of the smartest animal species on Earth. In fact, their encephalization quotient (their brain size compared to the average for their body size) is second only to humans. But exactly how smart are they? Lori Marino details some incredible facts about dolphins.

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Meet The Creators

  • Educator Dr. Lori Marino
  • Producer Zedem Media
  • Director Michael Kalopaidis
  • Artist Jeanne Bornet
  • Animator Maria Savva
  • Sound Designer Andreas Trachonitis
  • Script Editor Alex Gendler
  • Narrator Addison Anderson

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