Do you have a link, book or article to the proof? I’d like to check it out
This lecture is really interesting it talks about the different clicks, whistles, “names” they have for each other in the wild.
There’s also a documentary on the man who used hydrophones to record the first record of a humpback whale singing that started the save the whales movement in the 60’s and he talks a lot about how the humpback whales song structure is very similar to our own and how they actually even rhyme their songs.
They’ve discovered that orcas from different parts of the world have different dialects.
This video below just shows the communication not language but it makes me so frustrated that these aren’t the types of things they’re doing with current captive dolphins. I’m pure anticap but if there’s any reason for “ambassadors of the sea” (vomit) then it should be a select few for things like this.
I mean I think at the end of the day it boils down to this. Take an animal like a dog. Sure they can COMMUNICATE with eachother in a way but even when they’re being vocal (which they do very infrequently compared to dolphins) and barking and growling at eachother it’s not a language it’s just communication. But a dolphin, I mean, being in the water with a pod you can stick your head under the water and ALL you hear is them communicating: whistles, clicks, squawks, even from far away. The social aspect of their life is way greater than it is in ours. They are constantly being vocal and talking with eachother. And they’ve already proven that when boats or swimmers are in the area they tone it down and then return to their normal vocalizations when they’re alone. So what I’ve heard is them keeping to themselves until they have some privacy hahah. We’re talking about an animal that can sleep half it’s brain at a time and that’s sonar makes our highest sophisticated sonar look like a child’s toy allowing them to see things in humans like if we are pregnant or have tumors. Are we all really going to be that ignorant to believe they’re not capable of a structured language?
P.S. I know you know all of this I follow you on insta but I’m hoping the people up ^^ will see it.