Do dolphins call each other by name?

dolphins

Scientists have found further evidence that dolphins call each other by "name". Sort of.

Researchers from the University of St Andrews discovered that they use a unique whistle to identify each other.

It's thought to be the first time this kind of behaviour has been seen in an animal.

Scientists made the discovery while studying a group of wild bottlenose dolphins off the Scottish coast.

More on This Story

  • Newsround logoWatch Newsround

    Watch the latest update from Newsround, CBBC's news programme for children.

BBC © 2014 The BBC is not responsible for the content of external sites. Read more.

This page is best viewed in an up-to-date web browser with style sheets (CSS) enabled. While you will be able to view the content of this page in your current browser, you will not be able to get the full visual experience. Please consider upgrading your browser software or enabling style sheets (CSS) if you are able to do so.