Dolphins are multilingual!

by Rebecca on February 26, 2012

in Animals in the News

Scientists record mammals talking ‘whale’… in their sleep

Intelligent life: Captive dolphins in in Port-Saint-Père, France have been recorded sleep talking, scientists have found (stock image)

Intelligent life: Captive dolphins in in Port-Saint-Père, France have been recorded sleep talking, scientists have found (stock image)

The dolphins have only ever heard a whale sing on the soundtrack to their daily shows at the French aquatic park Planète Sauvage

Paying attention: The dolphins have only ever heard a whale sing on the soundtrack to their daily shows at the French aquatic park Planète Sauvage

The recordings are ‘the first report of mimicries of sounds heard during special events produced by dolphins in a resting/sleeping context,’ the researchers wrote in the journal Frontiers in Comparative Psychology December 29, 2011. ‘This finding opens very large perspectives for future investigations on dolphin learning processes and ‘mental representations.’

Read more: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/sciencetech/article-2091420/Voulez-vous-couchez-avec-moi-Dolphins-smart-speak-Whale–sleep.html#ixzz1mqbHKnLr


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