Natures wonders: Killer whales (Orcas) speak dolphin (Introduction)

by David Turell @, Friday, November 14, 2014, 00:14 (1287 days ago) @ David Turell

They can mimic the sounds:

http://blogs.discovermagazine.com/seriouslyscience/2014/11/06/killer-whales-can-learn-s...

"Scientists noticed that killer whales who had spent time with bottlenose dolphins incorporated more clicking and whistles in their vocalizations than other whales, making their “language” a mashup of the two. In fact, one whale was able to learn the sounds taught to a dolphin trained by people! Although we don't know what these different languages mean, or how much information is being transmitted between the species, it's clear that these animals are motivated to learn to make each other's sounds."


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