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Dolphin Mourns dead baby calf,  carries it on her back for days. On July 8, a mother dolphin was spotted with her calf in Sanniang Bay of Qinzhou City in Southern China. The mother appeared to be helping her calf stay afloat. And when a tourist vessel got close enough to see the baby, they saw that it was dead.
It had a long cut across its belly, probably from a boat propeller. Tourist boats often go dolphin spotting in nearby waters.

After several encounters with dolphins mourning their dead or nearly dead, scientists are starting to think that not only do dolphins grieve, they are also aware of their own mortality.

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