It’s always a good day for me when I read something I have known all along that is finally being validated by scientists. Case in point:
Vincent Janik of the Sea Mammal Research Unit at St. Andrews University has discovered that bottlenose dolphins are among the animal world’s quickest learners of new sounds. Their whistles developed in the first few months of their lives identify them and give them individual recognition. They communicate by whistling out their own names. The evidence suggests that dolphins have the same quality as humans to recognise themselves and other members of the same species as individuals with separate identities. This theory has been controversial among whale and dolphin researchers, and which up until now, there had been no means of testing it.
Janik studied a group of dolphins living in Sarasota Bay, Florida, for more than 30 years, and through extensive recordings of the noises made by individual dolphins, he isolated the signature whistles or names. He and his team discovered that dolphins responded most powerfully to the whistles of their friends and relatives while ignoring those of dolphins with whom they had no link.
The ability to receive telepathic information from some dolphins (and not from others) is one of the many reasons why I decided to title my book, "Dolphin Tribe". It is my theory (and one yet to be corroborated or validated by scientists) that certain humans have a link to specific dolphins and dolphin pods. We/they are of the same tribe. They just happen to resemble dolphins, and we, the humans.