In a video released alongside a fascinating new study, scientists are on a boat in the turquoise waters of Shark Bay, Australia watching four adult male dolphins, their dorsal fins jutting out of the calm bay. The dolphins are doing the previously unheard of: calling each other by name through a series of whirling clicks, buzzes, and high-frequency whizzes.
Off-camera, study co-author Stephanie King, Ph.D. murmurs, “This is the coolest thing ever.”
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