The real reason dolphins and whales have big brains

It’s about maintaining functional temperature — not intelligence

We have all heard the mantra that dolphins and whales (cetaceans) are highly intelligent animals. Some claim they’re on par with great apes and humans — maybe even smarter. But where does this concept come from?

There are two lines of thought...

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