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Do dolphins have names?

By Mangne @mangne
    2016-05-25 04:19:26.088Z

    Do they call each other by name? Like humans do, except that they use those beep sounds instead of voice?

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      Ella-Ilona @eulona
        2016-05-25 11:45:43.979Z

        I'm sure they have, since they are living in communities and having evolved "communication systems" between them.

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          Ella-Ilona @eulona
            2016-05-25 11:48:03.595Z

            I'm just testing if it works to post an image....

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              In reply tomangne:
                2016-05-30 15:27:46.915Z

                I don't think so!

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                  Adam Jankowski @adam
                    2016-06-01 17:45:34.114Z2016-06-01 17:56:47.538Z

                    I trully beliefe that they have names. :)

                    1. Ross Varlese @rossvarlese
                        2016-06-10 09:17:03.429Z

                        Great answer - yes they totally have names. mainly Bob.

                        And other names too

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                        Nikita Dagdiya @nikita
                          2016-06-10 12:18:34.624Z

                          Yes, Dolphines do have names.

                          1. BJames @BigJimmy
                              2018-06-27 07:58:36.475Z

                              Are they called Delphine?

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                              Vijay @vijay1889
                                2016-06-11 03:59:17.275Z

                                Yes they might have names, but they will call themselves in their own code language.

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                                  Vijay @vijay1889
                                    2016-06-11 04:01:37.002Z

                                    Scientists have found further evidence that dolphins call each other by "name". Research has revealed that the marine mammals use a unique whistle to identify each other. A team from the University of St Andrews in Scotland found that when the animals hear their own call played back to them, they respond.

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                                    1. HRené Baron @Humanaut
                                        2021-01-12 21:02:01.387Z

                                        Really nice picture.

                                        1. HRené Baron @Humanaut
                                            2021-01-12 21:02:36.121Z

                                            yes indeed

                                            1. HRené Baron @Humanaut
                                                2021-01-12 21:03:10.467Z

                                                and going one level deeper

                                                1. HRené Baron @Humanaut
                                                    2021-01-12 21:03:37.795Z

                                                    not sure whether I can dive any deeper

                                                    1. J@juanlanteri
                                                        2022-03-24 15:26:43.252Z

                                                        Maybe we can?

                                                        1. J@juanlanteri
                                                            2022-03-24 15:27:27.648Z

                                                            Nicely done

                                                            1. In reply tojuanlanteri:
                                                                2022-03-24 15:27:45.960Z

                                                                Feels vewry cool

                                                              • In reply toHumanaut:
                                                                  2022-03-24 15:27:11.420Z

                                                                  Maybe 2 answer

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                                                                Argrsgsr @ali127
                                                                  2022-01-21 08:39:19.394Z


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                                                                Argrsgsr @ali127
                                                                  2022-01-21 08:38:55.948Z


                                                                • In reply tomangne:
                                                                    2016-06-12 10:46:12.736Z

                                                                    I'd like to think so!)

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                                                                      Philip @pleitch
                                                                        2018-05-14 01:17:15.777Z

                                                                        Have you seen "Flipper" It was a popular show, and the reboot had Jessica Alba. The whole show was about a Dolphin called Flipper. Just kidding - I have no idea but my guess is that "name" is a very human concept (humans have a way of trying to think of an animals from a human or like a human perspective). Do they have a way of communicating? Yes. Do they have different communications for different purposes, such as coordination? Yes. Do they have a way of calling specific individuals - I'm sure they do. Is that a "Name"? Maybe.... maybe it's as much a name as you wearing your favourite jacket, and having someone call to a person wearing that jacket. Name means different things in different cultures in humans, so expecting Name to mean in "Dolphin communication" the same thing it means in English is very unlikely.

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                                                                          James @BigJimmy
                                                                            2018-06-27 07:58:23.697Z

                                                                            I really like dolphins, I want to have one in my bath tub

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                                                                              Object23 @Object23
                                                                                2018-07-11 08:50:48.996Z

                                                                                Of course they do! The problem is they can only choose among two: Ecco or Flipper :/

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                                                                                  James @ausaustest
                                                                                    2020-02-07 08:21:53.951Z


                                                                                    1. KajMagnus @KajMagnus
                                                                                        2020-02-07 09:32:03.260Z

                                                                                        Hi James, I'm curious about what makes you interested in Talkyard and how you have in mind to maybe use it?