Bow Wave Riding of Dolphins

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Science  06 Oct 1961:
Vol. 134, Issue 3484, pp. 1011-1012
DOI: 10.1126/science.134.3484.1011


Dolphins riding bow waves were observed through underwater viewing ports. The postures assumed by the dolphins show that they present their bodies rather than the ventral surfaces of their flukes to the propellant forces of the bow wave.