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meat suit
22nd October 2012, 21:33
Researchers in the US have been shocked to discover a beluga whale whose vocalisations were remarkably close to human speech.......more: http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/science-environment-20026938

this cool, have a listen to the audio...

sirdipswitch
22nd October 2012, 21:53
Great find, meat. Sounds like he has a fair amount of intelligence, just to be able to modify his vocal mechanics, just to make those sounds.

I read many years ago, about a researcher that slowed down Dolphin sounds, because they sounded human, and what he got was human speach coming from his dolphin. And then nothing. I could never find a single thing about it. Seems like it should have been all over the news, but nothing. I kept checking the source that I found it, and there was never anything else on it. hmm.

Carmody
22nd October 2012, 22:00
Maybe it's doing stand-up for the rest of them and making fun of us.

"A Human walks into a fish bar..."

1inMany
22nd October 2012, 22:04
And that picture! This animal is so beautiful...

spiritguide
22nd October 2012, 23:56
Won't be long and it will spread through the species, then we might learn things.