dolphin-underwater-sunstarBottlenose dolphins call out the specific names of loved ones when they become separated, a study finds.

Other than humans, the dolphins are the only animals known to do this, according to the study, which was conducted from 1984 to 2009 and published in the latest Proceedings of the Royal Society B.

When groups of dolphins met up, they swapped whistles that outwardly sounded the same but their research showed that the whistles were individual signatures that were never matched or copied by other dolphins.

(READ the story from Discovery News)


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