Dolphins are marine mammals that have captured the world’s attention for its amazing intelligence. We have seen and tested their wits through research conducted previously on the captive dolphins of which they were found to respond and follow instructions through sounds and images. But the communication is only one way that humans don’t know what these mammals would also want. Since then, researchers are pushing to find way on how to communicate with dolphins in a two-way process.
For that reason, a research on making a translator device for dolphin is in progress right now. The aim of this research is to come up with a device that will allow humans to communicate with wild dolphins underwater. According to the proponents of this project, Denise Herzing of Wild Dolphin Project and Thad Starner of Georgia Institute of Technology, they are working with a device that would capture and reproduce sounds that they can possibly turn into a language. Plainly, the created language will enable the people to convey request to the dolphins and in turn the dolphins will enable to give their request too.
Dolphins are truly smart mammals. Apparently, they can understand and respond to about 100 words. Moreover, when it comes to commands, they can appropriately respond to the same words even if it appears in different order like understanding the difference of “bring the surfboard to the man” and “bring the man to the surfboard”. It is amazing to know that dolphins can actually understand these simple commands. No doubt, dolphins became more interesting for the progress of this research.
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