Individual dolphins identify themselves to new dolphins they meet

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14 Responses to “Individual dolphins identify themselves to new dolphins they meet”

  1. I guess this means that there is nothing wrong with a male whistling at a female as long as there is a porpoise behind it…  (sorry). 

    • Marktech says:

      I guess this means that there is nothing wrong with a male whistling at a female as long as there is a porpoise behind it…  (sorry).

      {{Cetacean needed}}

  2. andyosaurus says:

    Doesn’t the concept of dolphin names just make you happy? Squeaky McGee! Tuna Sally! Squirts Splishysplash.

  3. Stefan Jones says:

    Wouldn’t it be horrible if instead of names they were whistling horrible High School / Boot Camp style insult labels at each other?

    “HEY! HI THERE! WE’RE GONNA CALL YOU SHARK FUCKER!”

  4. fractos says:

    HODOR!

  5. Brainspore says:

    And they’re not confrontational claims over territory, because bottlenose dolphins don’t have territories.

    Surfers please take note.

  6. OohErMissus says:

    Actually, the big, practical inside joke amongst the dolphins, as they lead their poor bipedal mammalian land-bound counterparts in gigantic intellectual circles is that in reality, they all call each other ‘Bruce’ regardless of who it is they’re talking to – they’re smart enough to know who everyone is, so why bother with names?

  7. Marktech says:

    And oddly enough, yesterday evening I was at this beach at sunset, watching bottlenose dolphins out in the bay.  I’d had no idea there were any round here.

  8. saurabh says:

    Hey, let’s keep overfishing and warming the globe so we can drive these guys to extinction.

  9. MrEricSir says:

     How does one say “Hello, my name is Hagbard Celine” in Dolphinese?

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