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Are they sure it actually said something?
Is it similar to a parrot?
reply to post by daaskapital
It sounds like the dolphin is just relating a specific whistle sound to an object, in this case a type of seaweed.
I don't think this brings us close to understanding dolphin "language", rather it proves what we already knew and that dolphins are smart enough to be able to relate a sound with an object.
I agree someone what.
How does it not bring us closer to understanding dolphin's language though? I feel being able to identify objects together as one sound from two different species as a stepping stone into building up a vocabulary we'd both recognize. Which would hopefully progress into one language we can use to communicate and in the long run, possibly use to understand each other's languages.