stranded dolphins

Stranded dolphins show signs of Alzheimer’s: The brains of three different species of stranded dolphins show classic markers of Alzheimer’s disease, according to a new paper. The findings could support the ‘sick-leader’ theory, whereby an otherwise healthy pod of animals find themselves in dangerously shallow waters after following a group leader who may have become confused or lost. Experts studied the brains of 22 odontocetes, toothed whales, from five different species – Risso’s dolphins, long-finned pilot whales, white-beaked dolphins, harbour porpoises and bottlenose dolphins – that had been stranded in Scottish coastal waters. They found that four animals from different

Stranded dolphins show signs of Alzheimer’s as seen on The Hippocratic Post.