Friday, May 18, 2007

Dolphins talk in Welsh. But what about whales?

This story in The Times caught my eye. Nice headline, if a tad over the top. http://www.timesonline.co.uk/tol/news/uk/science/article1805711.ece

In essence, an academic has discovered that dolphins off the coast of Wales whistle in a different dialect from those off the coast of Ireland. Let's hope that none of our tax dollars were invested in this wacky research.

If the boffin concerned extends his investigations, I think he'll discover that the dolphins' traditional costumes vary too. And that the cost of living is much higher for bottlenoses in the Irish Republic.

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