Dolphins, like humans, have names


Scottish scientists made a sensational discovery. It turns out that dolphins, like people, call each other by name.

In an article published by researchers from Scotland on the pages of the popular scientific publication Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences , it is said that each dolphin has its own unique name, according to which his relatives address it. This discovery was made during the study of the life of a small group of dolphins.

As experts say, dolphins, when meeting each other, exchange sounds that look like clicks. Each dolphin, as it turned out, has its own set of sounds, according to which it will be recognized. Moreover, animals reacted to the sound-names, which were recorded earlier.

It is noted that at the click of the dolphins determine who they belong to – members of their group or “outsiders”.

By the way, earlier specialists found out that dolphins “call” objects with certain sounds, as we characterize them in words.

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