They may be killer whales, but they can speak dolphin

October 8, 2014 8:37 PM

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Orca whales can learn how to speak dolphin, according to a new study. This shows the marine animals, also known as killer whales, are one of the few that has ever been known to emulate other species.

The study examined 10 captive killer whales, three of which lived with bottlenose dolphins, and seven that lived with other orcas. The three animals who lived with dolphins communicated using a large number of whistles, buzzes and clicks, similar to sounds made by their smaller cousins. The study sh...

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