Imitating Dolphins

By: CBS
By: CBS

They say imitation is the sincerest form of flattery. Well, if that's true, 8-year-old Tanner is quite the flatterer.

He's a bottle-nosed dolphin that can imitate behavior while blindfolded.

With a hand signal, they tell Tanner to mimic his dolphin teammate Kibby, and then blindfold him before she does. Kibby performs the trick, and then Tanner imitates the behavior with 50 percent accuracy.

Researchers believe he's using sound, but say they need to do more research.


Comments are posted from viewers like you and do not always reflect the views of this station.
powered by Disqus
WTVY-TV 285 N Foster Street Dothan, AL 36303 334-792-3195
Gray Television, Inc. - Copyright © 2002-2014 - Designed by Gray Digital Media - Powered by Clickability 114618949 - wtvy.com/a?a=114618949