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The Northern Territory news Mon 25 Feb 2013

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Title

The Northern Territory news Mon 25 Feb 2013

Other title

NT news

Collection

The Northern Territory news; NewspaperNT

Date

2013-02-25

Description

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Language

English

Subject

Community newspapers -- Northern Territory -- Darwin; Australian newspapers -- Northern Territory -- Darwin

Publisher name

Nationwide News Pty. Limited

Place of publication

Darwin

File type

application/pdf

Use

Copyright. Made available by the publisher under licence.

Copyright owner

Nationwide News Pty. Limited

License

https://www.legislation.gov.au/Series/C1968A00063

Parent handle

https://hdl.handle.net/10070/244215

Citation address

https://hdl.handle.net/10070/596282

Page content

www.ntnews.com.au Monday, February 25, 2013. NT NEWS. 39 P U B : NTNE-WS-DA-TE:25-FGE:39 CO-LO-R: C-M Y-K Sad dolphinswhistle up close friends theymiss New research indicates mimicking whistles is very much a friendly signal among bottlenose dolphins PINING bottlenose dolphins call out the names of their loved ones to show that they miss them, scientists say. Every dolphin has a signature whistle that identifies it in a similar way to a human name. Experts already knew that sometimes the creatures copy each others whistles but whether this is an act of aggression or friendliness has not been clear. The new research indicates that mimicking whistles is very much a friendly signal. In dolphin language, it means I miss you. Scientists from the University of St Andrews in Scotland and a team of American colleagues studied recordings of whistling by both wild and captive bottlenose dolphins. Matching the sounds to different animals, they found that copying only occurred between mothers and offspring and bonded adult males who had long-term associations. When dolphins were separated but within earshot of each other, copied whistles were produced immediately after the original call a behaviour known as vocal matching. The research is published in the latest issue of the journal Proceedings of the Royal Society B. Lead scientist Dr Stephanie King, from the University of St Andrews, said: Interestingly, signature whistle copying was only found in pairs of animals composed of mothers and their calves or adult males who form longterm alliances. The fact that animals are producing whistle copies when they are separated from a close associate supports the idea that dolphins copy another animals signature whistle when they want to reunite with that specific individual. ntnews.com.aul l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l WEATHER ntnews.com.aul l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l FISHING


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