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Dolphin Dialects: first evidence of spoken language in cetaceans?

We all know dolphins are intelligent creatures that communicate with one another, but a recent study has analyzed dolphin sounds finding evidence of actual human-like, structured conversation. Their chats are full of complex sounds and frequencies, akin to words and sentences. In addition, dolphins appear to have a politeness edge on humans as they were […]

Cetacean avoidance? They’re doing it on porpoise

Dolphins aren’t always fun loving and gregarious like Flipper. In fact, they often act like bullies. Dolphins show aggression towards other marine species, even their close relatives, porpoises. Off the coast of California, harbor porpoises have had enough, and have started actively avoiding dolphins. Read on to find out more! Gordon OberPostdoctoral Researcher, Claremont McKenna […]

We Don’t Know the Half of It: Hundreds of Contaminants in Dolphin Blubber from Southern California

Dolphins and humans are continuously exposed to low levels of various halogenated, persistent manmade pollutants through their diets. In this study, blubber samples from 8 dolphins were analyzed by cutting-edge techniques to find out what’s accumulating in these marine predators. Findings suggest many routine monitoring programs underestimate the exposure of marine mammals to toxins. Carrie […]

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