Dolphins have conversations with each other almost like humans do. Scientists say they have proof

Using underwater microphones, researchers noticed that the dolphins were adjusting the volume and frequency of the pulses and clicks used to form words. They also also waited for the other to finish before responding.

    2016/09/14

NSFW    Aww! Animals!

FEODOSIA, CRIMEA — For decades, we’ve known dolphins were one of the more intelligent species on the planet, but new research may reveal they share a level of communication similar to our own.

At the Karadag Nature Reserve in Russian-held Crimea, scientists used an underwater microphone to record the speech patterns between two Black Sea bottlenose dolphins. Expressing themselves with a series of whistles and clicks, the subjects, Yasha and Yana, were found to adjust the volume and frequency of each sound, forming individual words and sentences.

In addition, the researchers also noticed the dolphins would take turns speaking, waiting for each other to finish their messaging without interruption, which may indicate they were listening.

Yasha and Yana were found to create sentences of up to five words, though they have not deciphered the content of the conversations.
An illustration showing the two dolphins conversing with each other. THE TELEGRAPH
An illustration showing the two dolphins conversing with each other. THE TELEGRAPH
Researchers found that two Black Sea bottlenose dolphins created sentences of up to five words. 1ST WORLD VIEW
Researchers found that two Black Sea bottlenose dolphins created sentences of up to five words. 1ST WORLD VIEW
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