Dolphins call each other by name and use tools

23.07.2013

Oceanographers from the UK continue monitoring  the most social marine mammals - bottlenose dolphins who live in the waters off the British Isles. The scientists make experiments recording the sounds of dolphins. They found out that when dolphins meet, they welcome each other uttering a set of clicks and whistles. Biologists have recorded this sounds on tape and played to other dolphins.

the most social marine mammals - bottlenose dolphins who live in the waters off the British Isles

The animals not only reacted to the sounds, but answered them and tried to come close to those dolpphins who, they thought, were welcoming them. The scientists concluded, that they were called by names.Besides, British oceanographers continue studying dolphins "business day". In 2011 they found out that bottlenose dolphins put sea sponges on their noses when looking for fish in silt and sand at the bottom. But how they do it – this is still to be figuered out. Perhaps, we are not the only rational creatures on Earth…