Tuesday, May 09, 2006

Watch what you say around Dolphins, they know.

In the “neato terrific” category comes this interesting tidbit from Reuters today about Dolphins. Turns out they call each other by names, just like us humans. Each Dolphin has a specific “name” that other Dolphins use when referring to them. And it’s not just in direct Dolphin to Dolphin “conversation,” two Dolphins may “speak” about another Dolphin who is not presently with them.

At any rate, it’s an interesting article and worth a read. While short of an actual language, it shows that the communication patterns of Dolphins may be significantly more advanced than we realized.

http://www.reuters.org/news/newsArticle.aspx?type=scienceNews&storyID=2006-05-08T230950Z_01_N08213486_RTRUKOC_0_US-SCIENCE-DOLPHINS.xml&archived=False

-Steve

1 Comments:

Anonymous ryley said...

Already knew that shit. Didn't you watch SEAQUEST?

4:27 PM  

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