Still scientific society believed that the whistles were the main sounds made by these mammals, and did not even know about the importance of using pulse-explosive sounds. Scientists of the Research Institute of Dolphins (Bottlenose Dolphin Research Institute BDRI), based on studies conducted in the waters of Sardinia (Italy), showed that these sounds are vital to public life, and vividly reflect their behavior.
“Pulse-blasting sounds are used in the life of a bottlenose to socialize and maintain their position in the social hierarchy to warn them from physical conflict, and this is also a significant energy savings,” said one of the leading researchers BDRI. The analysis, published by the publishing house Nova Science Publishers, in the book about dolphins: anatomy, behavior and risk, represents the most complete set of these pulse-explosive sounds and whistles collected through the use of bio acoustics since 2005 in the waters of Sardinia (Italy). Continue reading