Do dolphin teens get high by chewing pufferfish?

Blackspotted puffer, Arothron nigropunctatus, ...
Blackspotted puffer, Arothron nigropunctatus

‘A BBC nature documentary crew has captured footage of young dolphins passing around a pufferfish. They characterize the activity as “careful manipulation” and speculate that the dolphins are getting a small dose of the pufferfish’s neurotoxin in order to enter a “trance-like state.” The documentary was produced by John Downer, a highly nature documentarian, and a zoologist on the crew also confirms the “dolphins get high” hypothesis.’ (Boing Boing).

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