Could we speak the language of dolphins? | Denise Herzing

For 28 years, Denise Herzing has spent five months each summer living with a pod of Atlantic spotted dolphins, following three generations of family relationships and behaviors. It’s clear they are communicating with one another — but is it language? Could humans use it too? She shares a fascinating new experiment to test this idea.

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  • I can sense jotaro running here as fast as humanly possible

    amba 69 May 5, 2020 11:42 am Reply
  • Is it possible to learn this power?
    Not from a human.

    Daggerman105 - May 5, 2020 11:42 am Reply
  • it'd be cool to have a heart to heart conversation with a dolphin tho

    Grace Ayala May 5, 2020 11:42 am Reply
  • these fucks are sentient

    Hallock Stuart May 5, 2020 11:42 am Reply
  • Based on your research studying dolphins do you think it proves or disproves skinner ‘s theory of language?

    purplelove May 5, 2020 11:42 am Reply
  • I would love to see research about communication between ELEPHANTS and SEA MAMMALS like dolphins and whales. They both use sound out of our hearing range – I wonder what would happen if we had elephants and whales in regular close proximity? What could we learn – or what would the animals learn from this? I don't know why no one has ever tried it (that I know of)?

    mamaboo cee May 5, 2020 11:42 am Reply
  • When she said "imagine talking to another species on earth" i felt it way to hard

    caspereau May 5, 2020 11:42 am Reply
  • Do dolphins ever kill eachother? It seems like when they fight its like a debate or argument.. lol they don't even seem to bite eachother.

    Are they like one of the only species that is not aggressive towards one another?

    Reee Flex May 5, 2020 11:42 am Reply
  • Machine learning will be the thing that cracks inter species communication between animals with any form of dialect

    Reee Flex May 5, 2020 11:42 am Reply
  • …how about we behave with this same enthusiasm with all members of the animal kingdom instead of picking and choosing which to consume and harvest from. Our whole lifestyle would be a lot more rewarding if we respect Nature as a WHOLE and as ONE part of us. Yet we let still have this ignorant belief that we need to consume other animals to survive. This is what our true role on earth is learning and creating bridges with ALL members of the animal kingdom. Love is the result and for now we are below such a high vibrational state of consciousness. Hopefully after 2020 people will realize the importance of not eating FLESH of any kind. Love and Peace World!

    Jaquez Art May 5, 2020 11:42 am Reply
  • Google "Margaret Howe Lovatt x NASA."

    Does she love them as much as PETER loved Margaret?!👀🤣

    Drunk History and "research" video of how Margaret "relieved" Peter herself, rather than keep carrying him to the women in another tank.

    MeToo84 May 5, 2020 11:42 am Reply
  • Seven years later, have they learned anything yet? Show me the breakthroughs, what do dolphins and whales have to say about the crap we've filled the oceans with?

    Wade Patton May 5, 2020 11:42 am Reply
  • doubt we are intelligent enough

    Sue Harris May 5, 2020 11:42 am Reply
  • We learn what bats say:

    johnathan clark May 5, 2020 11:42 am Reply
  • Sure we could, the question at hand is would a man survive that amount of acid 🙂

    Robert Veric May 5, 2020 11:42 am Reply
  • I see all these comments about how great it is that you're making an effort to communicate with another species…

    Then I remember how much difficulty you have with just your own sub-species' (that's plural)…

    You can't even figure out differences in eye contact rules, social engagement, or thought processing with those you can communicate with directly… I have to be honest, I don't see much hope here.

    Homo Sapiens Logicus May 5, 2020 11:42 am Reply
  • I’ve been speaking dolphin for years.

    Luke Friend May 5, 2020 11:42 am Reply
  • Imagine what it you be like to really understand the other inteligent being on the planet.

    Black Mirror : Say no More

    HITEN TOPIA May 5, 2020 11:42 am Reply
  • I wanna work just like this. And take my vacation in the winter!!

    4nc13nt May 5, 2020 11:42 am Reply
  • leave them alone

    MrAskyourself May 5, 2020 11:42 am Reply
  • This is honestly incredible. It just makes me think of all the effort we put into space exploration in an attempt to find "other intelligent life" out there when we dont even realize that we ALREADY HAVE IT RIGHT HERE ON EARTH !!

    Oswald Thatendswald May 5, 2020 11:42 am Reply
  • Hi.
    We do speak dolphin.
    Beauty is in the ear and light of the beholder.

    Sirius Starlight May 5, 2020 11:42 am Reply
  • We humans are lonely creatures , good thing we are not the only self aware beings we may be able to talk to dolphins , a second intelligent life form. Damn this is cool.

    Fatih901 May 5, 2020 11:42 am Reply
  • 4:47 Yo Greg too far, sick rap battle tho. But very interesting how dolphins can just naturally communicate with different species

    LordOfThe Flightless May 5, 2020 11:42 am Reply
  • Dolphins are the BONOBOS of the sea… INTELLIGENT and PEACEFUL!!!!

    Hendrika Sunqrout May 5, 2020 11:42 am Reply
  • i love seeing these dolphins swimming here in da bahamas

    II Goofy Lucy II May 5, 2020 11:42 am Reply
  • If I talk to a dolphin, first thing I am gonna ask is "Krabs is a what?"

    FunnelVortex May 5, 2020 11:42 am Reply
  • Really sounds like they are talking to me

    Steph V May 5, 2020 11:42 am Reply
  • Parents teaching kids about animals:
    Cat goes meow
    Dog goes woof
    Dolphin goes..$@)€}*•


    Vɪɴᴄᴇɴᴛ’s Lɪғᴇ May 5, 2020 11:42 am Reply
  • 1:37 five months every summer impressive

    Shushan May 5, 2020 11:42 am Reply
  • Fascinating!

    Seb B May 5, 2020 11:42 am Reply
  • females mature at 9 and males mature at around 15? that's very similar to our maturing!

    cooolloooll May 5, 2020 11:42 am Reply
  • And they were just documented using a pufferfish to get themselves high, which to me seems like a sign of intelligence

    Dustins Mullins May 5, 2020 11:42 am Reply
  • Researchers can already give dolphins instructions, so why not have Dolphin A relay an instruction to Dolphin B and see how they say it? Their communication should contain the instruction in dolphinese. If necessary, do it in the dark or behind a curtain so that they have to use audio/echo exclusively.

    J J May 5, 2020 11:42 am Reply
  • Whale and dolphins are highly intelligent mammals in their own right through their families in the wild for the animals and the other species of the species

    Olivia Ellinger May 5, 2020 11:42 am Reply
  • so, the fetch game was played with the dolphins.

    Sun Yuting May 5, 2020 11:42 am Reply
  • It amazes me that these divers can communicate with dolphins better than humans can communicate with each other…

    Aden Garf May 5, 2020 11:42 am Reply
  • There are so many amazing intelligent animals that are not getting enough credit for how they think.

    Katie Kat May 5, 2020 11:42 am Reply

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