Jen Quraishi over at Mother Jones has a fascinating story about the amazing regenerative powers possessed by dolphins. Dolphins have been seen shrugging off grievous wounds and completely healing from massive "baskeball-sized" shark bites.
Michael Zasloff, M.D., Ph.D, a scientist at the Georgetown University Medical Center in Washington, DC, is focusing on the issue and has theorized that a dolphin's diving reflex, which diverts blood from its periphery during a deep swim, could be trigged after an injury and that antimicrobial and antibiotic elements in their blubber could protect them from infection from shark teeth.
Swing over to Mother Jones to give it a full read.
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