Bottlenose Dolphins Use Specific Whistles As Names
- 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
As a Futurism reader, we invite you join the Singularity Global Community, our parent company’s forum to discuss futuristic science & technology with like-minded people from all over the world. It’s free to join, sign up now!