Sounding Off

Atlantic bottlenose dolphins are very vocal—and they use sound in a variety of ways.

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Sound is an important element in the world of an Atlantic bottlenose dolphin. These cetaceans communicate in their complex social groups by emitting unique calls, and they produce low-pitch "clicks" to hunt for prey and navigate their environment via echolocation.

Senior Marine Mammal Trainer April Martin explains the role that sound plays in the care of our colony, including monitoring the dolphins' behavior through their vocalizations and utilizing an acoustic device for recall during training sessions.

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