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Bottlenose Dolphins Use Specific Whistles As Names

Andreea PopescuNovember 19th 2014
  • Most dolphin species rely on a wide variety of sounds in their day to day lives. They use sound to find food and navigate, as well as communicate with each other
  • Fairly common among many bird species and humans, this ability, termed vocal production learning, makes them quite special amongst mammals
  • These signature whistles are exchanged by groups of dolphins when they meet at sea and are used to address each other, similar to how humans use names

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