Do dolphins call each other by name?

  • 23 July 2013
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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.