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.
Key Facts In This Video
Each dolphin's signature whistle serves as a "name" and also carries other information about an individual. (0:25)
Dolphins can create new whistles to identify objects and even human trainers. (1:22)
Dolphins may be able to recall all of the individuals in a certain group after hearing the signature whistle for one member. (2:13)