Wednesday, December 31, 2008

Imaging Dolphin Language

Using high definition audio recordings of dolphins, the research team, headed by English acoustics engineer, John Stuart Reid, and Florida-based dolphin researcher, Jack Kassewitz, has been able to image, for the first time, the imprint that a dolphin sound makes in water.   They call it CymaScope and say it reveals detailed structures within sounds, allowing their architecture to be studied pictorially.The resulting "CymaGlyphs," as they have been named, are reproducible patterns that are expected to form the basis of a lexicon of dolphin language, each pattern representing a dolphin 'picture word.' (reuters)

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