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Dolphins stay awake for 15 days

dolphins half of brain stay awake

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#1    Still Waters

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Posted 18 October 2012 - 12:03 PM

Dolphins can stay alert and active for 15 days or more by sleeping with one half of their brain at a time, scientists have learned.

The trick of keeping half the brain continuously awake is vital to the sea mammals' survival, experts believe.

It allows them to come to the surface every so often to breath, and remain constantly vigilant for sharks.

http://www.telegraph...f-of-brain.html

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Posted 18 October 2012 - 10:07 PM

But I bet it puts them in a really ****ty mood!


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Posted 19 October 2012 - 01:37 PM

Didn't read the article, don't want to know what they did to these poor creatures :cry:

What could possibly go wrong?

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Posted 19 October 2012 - 01:50 PM

I know some people that have stayed awake for 15 days though drug abuse. :passifier:


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Posted 22 October 2012 - 01:12 AM

Amazing creatures.





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