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Ted Talk | Denise Herzing

Could we speak the language of dolphins?

TED Talk

Denise Herzing

Focus: Dolphins

Synopsis: For over 30 years, Denise Herzing has spent five months each summer living with a pod of wild Atlantic spotted dolphins in their natural setting and on their own terms. She has followed 3 generations of family relationships and behaviours. It is obvious that they are communicating with one another – but is it language? Could we humans use it too? She explores and shares a fascinating experiment to test this idea.

Tags: TED talk, communication, dolphins, language, intelligence.

Duration: 15 minutes

Suitability: All ages

Recorded: Feb-2013, Long Beach, California, USA

About Ted Talks

TED is a non-profit organisation devoted to spreading ideas, usually in the form of short powerful talks of 18 minutes or less. TED stands for Technology, Entertainment and Design: TED Talks cover these topics as well as science, business, development, the arts, global issues and more – in over 100 languages. Meanwhile, independently run TEDx events help share ideas in communities around the world. TED’s agenda is to make great ideas accessible and to spark conversation. There are over 50 TED talks devoted to marine conservation which have been included in the Sea Fans Directory.

Headquarters: TED Conferences, LLC, 330 Hudson St., 11th Floor, New York, NY 10013


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