Ability of an Atlantic Bottlenosed Dolphin to Discriminate Between, and Respond Differentially to, Whistles of Eight Conspecifics.
MARINELAND RESEARCH LAB ST AUGUSTINE FLA
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An Atlantic bottlenosed dolphin Tursiops Truncatus was trained to respond positively to a highly random sample of the whistles of four conspecifics and to inhibit this response when presented with a similar sample of the whistles of four other conspecifics of approximately the same age. When randomized whistles of these eight animals were presented to the subject dolphin, he responded almost 100 correctly, indicating an ability of differentiate between whistles of eight conspecifics when presented rapidly in series. Author