HomeAnimal MindsCracking the Code of Dolphin Language (or Not)


Cracking the Code of Dolphin Language (or Not) — 1 Comment

  1. Well, free dolphins obviously have _their life_ to live – so, this is amazing they can spare up to four hours to some ‘games’ with not uber-interesting humans.

    Yes, real, two-way communication w/ dolphins and/or other cetaceans currently stalled – but not due to dolphins themselves.

    Guess you already know about Lou Herman work – he never allowed dolphins to talk back, until all of them died!

    Others simply never come closer to this ‘hot’ subj. Stan Kuczaj loves to repeat how uneasy it to find some building blocks in dolphin signals – yet, it was done in USSR right before it failed!


    Markov, V.I. & V.M. Ostrovskaya (1990) Organization of Communication System in Tursiops truncatus Montagu. In: Sensory Abilities of Cetaceans, J. Thomas & R. Kastelein (eds.), Plenum Press, New York, p. 599 – 622.

    Marine Mammal Sensory Systems
    1992, pp 393-414
    A Language to Describe the Structure of Pulsed Sounds in Bottlenose Dolphins (Tursiops Truncatus Montagu)
    Vera M. Ostrovskaya, Vladimir I. Markov

    I have much more to say, if there will be interest.