Dolphins have 'longest social memory' among non-humans

Mon, 09 Sep 2013 13:51:01 +1000

Andrew Pam <xanni [at] glasswings.com.au>

Andrew Pam
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/science-environment-23589041

"Forget about elephants - scientists say that dolphins have the longest
memories yet found in a non-human species.  Researchers in the US say that even
after 20 years of separation, dolphins could recall the whistles of former
companions."

Via Kee Hinckley, who wrote "The next logical (and humane) step would seem to
be letting dolphins call their old friends.  Given that we can now recognize
dolphin names, the system could even be automated. And it would be fascinating
to see what they would do with the ability."

I like this idea.  :)

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Andrew Pam
Partner, Glass Wings http://glasswings.com.au/

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