I’m posting this mainly to prove a point to my sisters: DOLPHINS CAN KILL YOU.

It started as a joke between me and my sisters about how dolphins can kill you in the water, but what I thought to be untrue has turned out to be quite the opposite. Dolphins are dangerous creatures in the water as some marine scientists have found out. The dolphins will engage in brutal attacks on other porpoises with no apparent motive. They aren’t even doing it for food. They simply kill and then move on.

New evidence has been compiled by marine scientists that prove the normally placid dolphin is capable of brutal attacks both on innocent fellow marine mammals and, more disturbingly, on its own kind.

Film taken of gangs of dolphins repeatedly ramming baby porpoises, tossing them in the air and pursuing them to the death has solved a long-term mystery of what causes the death of so many of these harmless mammals – but has left animal experts baffled as to the motive.

Before this, many people including researchers and scientists had thought that the dolphins were playing with their young. This just goes to show that a wild animal is always going to retain a part of its natural wild side. This isn’t to say that dolphins are all killing machines now, but it does bring up some odd behavior never realized by the larger public.