Dolphins Have Names For Each Other

Dolphins Have Names For Each Other

Research has discovered that dolphins call each other's signature whistles when they're caught in nets, and will also whistle back if they have a recorded version of their whistle played at them. Scientists are still speculating as to the "etiquette" and syntax of dolphin communication, which has not yet been officially deemed a language.

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Key Facts In This Video

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    Each dolphin's signature whistle serves as a "name" and also carries other information about an individual. (0:25)

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    Dolphins can create new whistles to identify objects and even human trainers. (1:22)

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    Dolphins may be able to recall all of the individuals in a certain group after hearing the signature whistle for one member. (2:13)

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