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Study: Do Dolphins Name Each Other?


Offbeat  (tags: dolphins, name, signals, pitches, signature, whistles, birth, goodnews )

BarbKnigh
- 513 days ago - care2.com
A new study, published this week in the Proceedings of the Royal Society B, suggests the gregarious marine mammals not only name themselves with "signature whistles," but they also recognize the signature whistles of other dolphins they know.



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Christeen Anderson (476)
Sunday February 24, 2013, 9:51 am
Of course they do. They are very smart creatures. Thank you.
 

BarbKnight SunshineLady (1633)
Sunday February 24, 2013, 10:25 am
Of all mammals, dolphins are the most like humans because they make love when they are in love with each other. It isn't because they have to follow 'rules' but they genuinely feel love for each other.
 

Pat B. (354)
Sunday February 24, 2013, 10:45 am
I love dolphins.!! Thank you, Barb for this. xox
 

Carlene D. (234)
Sunday February 24, 2013, 10:46 am
Interesting....Noted
 

Autumn S. (139)
Sunday February 24, 2013, 12:19 pm
I love dolphines, too :) Thanks Barb
 

Veronica C. (42)
Sunday February 24, 2013, 12:38 pm
Very interesting! They are incredibly intelligent creatures.
 

Bonnie R. (9)
Sunday February 24, 2013, 3:05 pm
Noted. Thanks Barb.
 

Mari 's (1365)
Sunday February 24, 2013, 3:55 pm
darn says The page you are looking for cannot be found. when I try to view
 

Marlene Dinkins (230)
Sunday February 24, 2013, 4:25 pm
noted thnx!!!!!
 

greenplanet e. (157)
Sunday February 24, 2013, 5:01 pm
Wonderful! Why wouldn't they?!
 

AWAYnotHERE M. (445)
Sunday February 24, 2013, 9:00 pm
Thanks! xx
 

Michael Carney (207)
Sunday February 24, 2013, 9:56 pm
I'm sure they do...They are smarter, than a lot of people I know...lol
 

Past Member (0)
Monday February 25, 2013, 12:41 am
Noted , Thanks .
 

Fi T. (16)
Monday February 25, 2013, 4:59 am
As highly sociable they are, it's true
 

John Gregoire (257)
Monday February 25, 2013, 5:44 am
I've read of this with whale recognition as well.
 

Allan Yorkowitz (452)
Tuesday February 26, 2013, 2:51 pm
Couldn't find the page...
 

Melania Padilla (173)
Wednesday February 27, 2013, 2:24 pm
No surprised here, how amazing! Noted
 

Sergio Padilla (62)
Saturday March 9, 2013, 11:45 am
Cool! Noted
 
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