Dolphin Mathematics

Dr. Kelly Jaakkola and fellow scientists at the Dolphin Research Center in Marathon, Florida, are the first team to show conclusively that dolphins can count!   Linda Erb, one of the trainers on the project stated:

We know dolphins are intelligent but to actually pose them with a question where he has to make a choice and you’re not telling him, he has to think through it himself…

The study’s results, announced in the center’s research article, ‘Understanding of the concept of numerically "less" by bottlenose dolphins’, proves that dolphins have the ability to understand and act on numerical concepts.

Visit the Dolphin Research Center web page regarding this study or click here for a video of some interesting footage of Erb testing a dolphin’s math skills.