I am unaware of research with dolphins in that area. However Dr. peter
Beamish has a theory regarding cetacean communication. he can be contacted
at firstname.lastname@example.org or CETA-RESEARCH inc.
> From: Håvard Hegdal
> Date: Sun, 13 Mar 2005 05:14:20 +0100
> To: email@example.com, firstname.lastname@example.org
> Subject: Dolphin communication, once again
> Dear Dr. Tom Ford,
> While dolphin communication is a bit out of my league, I still find the
> topic very interesting. It struck me that a nice way to check the actual
> information content of the vocalizing would be to see how it correlates with
> complex behaviour. Do males, for instance, make distinct vocalizations
> before ganging up to raid females?
> I mean, from an evolutionary perspective we could expect to find a mode of
> communication covering the entire gamut of dolphin behaviour, complete with
> intentionality, deception etc. The frequent use of individual signals also
> makes sense considering the radio-like nature of underwater sound ("Blue One
> calling, Blue One calling"), and such signals should also be complex to
> avoid imitation.
> So I wonder, has anybody looked closely at the timing of dolphin
> Håvard Hegdal
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