“It is of interest to note that while some dolphins are reported to have learned English — up to 50 words used in correct context — no human being has been reported to have learned dolphinese.” CARL SAGAN, author of Cosmos

“The voice of the dolphin in air is like that of the human, in that they can pronounce vowels, and combinations of vowels.” ARISTOTLE, The History of Animals

“Man has always assumed that he was more intelligent than dolphins because he had achieved so much…the wheel, New York, wars, and so on…while all the dolphins had ever done was muck about in the water having a good time. But conversely, the dolphins had always believed that they were far more intelligent than man…for precisely the same reason.” DOUGLAS ADAMS, author of The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy

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