Dolphins ‘call each other by name’

| 23/07/2013

(BBC): Scientists have found further evidence that dolphins call each other by "name". Research has revealed that the marine mammals use a unique whistle to identify each other.A team from the University of St Andrews in Scotland found that when the animals hear their own call played back to them, they respond. It had been-long suspected that dolphins use distinctive whistles in much the same way that humans use names. Previous research found that these calls were used frequently, and dolphins in the same groups were able to learn and copy the unusual sounds. But this is the first time that the animals response to being addressed by their "name" has been studied.

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