Dolphins Have Names
Thanks to research by Stephanie King and the University of St. Andrews Sea Mammal Research Unit there is proof that dolphins actually have specific names for loved ones that they can call out these names when separated. This knowledge came after collecting acoustic data from hundreds of wild dolphins in the Sarasota Bay, Florida area over a three-year period.
Other than humans, dolphins are the only animals know to do this according to King’s study. Each bottlenose dolphin has a unique whistles that announce their presence to others. Then when they get separated from their loved ones or those that they share strong social bonds with, they copy the signature whistle of the missing member to indicate they want to reunite.