It was always known that dolphins who have the largest brain-to-body mass rate of any being other than humans could communicate among packs by utilizing more than 1,000 types of whistles and click noises to show sentiments.
Two Black Sea bottlenose dolphins called Yana and Yasha were recorded while talking to each other in a pool, by Russian scientists at the Karadag Nature Reserve, in Feodosia.
The researchers utilized underwater microphones to analyze the clicks and whistles of the two bottlenose dolphins. All of them were amazed when they found out that the animals first listened to a sentence of the noises before responding. Their language appears to contain all the features that are involved in the individual expressed communication.
When carefully analyzing the findings, researchers noted that Yasha and Yana did not interrupt each other and took turns while producing sounds that were believed to form sentences. According to the new study, the clicks, and whistles could be a hidden series of sentences and words that for other animals could signify messages that could be similar to the human communication.
Dr. Vyacheslav Ryabov, the lead author of the research, mentioned that the resemblance to a human conversation was extraordinary. Moreover, scientists discovered that a dolphin which is about to be killed makes loud sounds which have been interpreted as the creature attempting to interact with its murderer.
Specialists stated that the dolphin language has grammatical and phonological structures which could create an infinite number of sentences and words.
Dr. Ryabov believes that the next step for researchers is to discover how to directly communicate with dolphins because there is no doubt that the creatures have their language. However, scientists haven’t found what the various frequencies, whistles, and pulsed clicks mean.
According to the Mathematics and Physics research, the recorded signals generated by the dolphins named Yana and Yasha were not influenced by food reward and that the two creatures were not trained to make the sounds.
An unusual level of awareness and discernment is found in dolphins which made Ryabov notice that their language could be examined as an advanced spoken language. The lead author of the study affirmed that this is the best proof, so far, that dolphins communicate in a similar way as humans do.
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