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23 July 2013

Dolphins Have Names For Each Other

bottlenose dolphinsResearchers in Scotland have found more evidence that dolphins use unique whistles to ‘name’ each other.

By studying the population of wild bottlenoses that the WDC adoption dolphins belong to, scientists at the University of St Andrews discovered that individual dolphins respond when they hear their ‘name’ (known as a signature whistle) by calling the same whistle back.

It is thought that the dolphins are acting like we do by answering when they hear their name called. Amazing eh!

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