WOW: Dolphins Use Names!

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Posted April 3, 2013 by Sean Horvath

We’ve always known dolphins to be some pretty smart animals, but recently we learned that they’re even smarter than we thought. It turns out, they’re the only animal (other than ourselves) who use specific noises to call out individual loved ones!

That’s right—dolphins have and use names for themselves!



Dolphins (or any other animal) are not ours to use for entertainment. Places like SeaWorld barely give marine animals the equivalent of a concrete bathtub to live in.

A family of dolphins in their natural habitat

A family of dolphins in their natural habitat

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Marine animals should NEVER be kept in captivity, where they are cramped, lonely, deprived of all control over their lives, and far from their natural homes. Please speak up for marine animals in captivity: 

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