Bottlenose Dolphin Current Research: Signature Whistles

Scientists photograph and record dolphins that can be identified by unique markings.  Every bottlenose dolphin also has a signature whistle. Dolphins spending more time together sometimes copy each other’s whistles. Touch on the two photographs to hear how dolphin FB65 copies dolphin F228's whistle.

Images: Sarasota Dolphin
Research Program
(NOAA permit# 522-1569, 1785)

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