Dolphins know each others names
Sunday Times Online, May 07, 2006 reports in Dolphins ‘know each other’s names’ that DOLPHINS may be even closer to humans than previously realised, with new research showing they communicate by whistling out their own “names”.
The research, on wild bottlenose dolphins was carried out by Vincent Janik of the Sea Mammal Research Unit at St Andrews University, who has found bottlenose dolphins to be among the animal world’s quickest learners of new sounds.
In another article Virtual team mobilisation and three powerful tips from nature I introduce the different types of recognition in nature – species, kin and individual.
I propose that in human teams all three forms of recognition can be very useful for different aspects of collaboration as teams can use:
- Species Recognition to avoid freeloaders
- Kin Recognition to build strong work-groups and
- Individual Recognition to ensure mutual team member co-operation
Bioteams Books Reviews
Just because we might have selfish genes it does not mean we have to behave selfishly; nature knows when to be nice as well as nasty and nepotism occurs in the biological world too with equal destructiveness as our world. This is according to Richard Conniff author of The Ape in the Corner Office and reviewed in the UK Guardian Newspaper (27 May).