This killer whale trying to say ‘Hello’ in English is the best thing

Rarely, very rarely, the internet can still make a human deleriously happy. Today is such a day, thanks to research published in the Proceedings of the Royal Society B. Earlier this week, researchers from the Complutense University of Madrid and Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile published their results of trying to teach a killer whale to speak human. The goal of the training was to establish how well killer whales are able to copy new sounds. That ability would support the observation that different orca pods can have different ‘dialects’ that they learn directly from each other. Their huge aquatic guinea pig…

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