Dolphins and shitA lovely gem of a story sent in by one of our Secret Agents of Døøm, Dr. Joseph Albietz. Now, I can't possibly imagine how this might be relevant to the Siglerverse, can you? (wink-wink, nudge-nudge).

 Talk with a dolphin via underwater translation machine

Story (click here for the rest of the story from New Scientist):

A DIVER carrying a computer that tries to recognise dolphin sounds and generate responses in real time will soon attempt to communicate with wild dolphins off the coast of Florida. If the bid is successful, it will be a big step towards two-way communication between humans and dolphins.

Since the 1960s, captive dolphins have been communicating via pictures and sounds. In the 1990s, Louis Herman of the Kewalo Basin Marine Mammal Laboratory in Honolulu, Hawaii, found that bottlenose dolphins can keep track of over 100 different words. They can also respond appropriately to commands in which the same words appear in a different order, understanding the difference between "bring the surfboard to the man" and "bring the man to the surfboard", for example.

But communication in most of these early experiments was one-way, says Denise Herzing, founder of the Wild Dolphin Project in Jupiter, Florida. "They create a system and expect the dolphins to learn it, and they do, but the dolphins are not empowered to use the system to request things from the humans," she says.

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Finally!

Maybe with a little better communication, the Dolphins will make the playoffs.

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Gutter Sistren whipping boy, innoventor of words, Life Coach to the Damned.

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Gutter Sistren whipping boy, innoventor of words, Life Coach to the Damned.

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LOL!

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Pusher and member of the Gutter Sistren
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Clever

Now for a Lion translator ...

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Now that is funny!

[flickr-photo:id=5021674230,size=m]~Si Vis Pocum, Para Bellum - Jay-Gu-Ana, owner of the Sala Intrigue~
~Si Vis Pocum, Para Bellum - Jay-Gu-Ana, owner of the Sala Intrigue~
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Wonder if they would say much besides

Come over on this side of the bars and I'll EAT YOU! Hakuna Matata, my ass!
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Pusher and member of the Gutter Sistren
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Anyone else having flashbacks...

to that damm annoying Dolphin on Seaquest DSV? Smile

"Go Detroit on it!"

"Go Detroit on it!"

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