If you’ve ever wondered what a dolphin sounds like, well, that’s the key to understanding what a shark sounds like.
That’s according to a new study that reveals how different the sounds of a shark and dolphin differ, with dolphins being a lot more similar to humans than a dolphin.
Dolphins are a mix of the sea, air and ocean, said David Smith, a research biologist at the University of Bristol, in a video posted on the Science channel.
They have two types of teeth, one on each side of the jaw, he said.
They also have a “jaw flexing” motion, which is when they extend their front teeth while flexing their back teeth, which are a lot like our front teeth.
They also have their teeth arranged in a cone shape, which makes them look like two small curved disks.
The team, led by University of New South Wales biologist Paul Pritchard, compared sounds emitted by different dolphin species with that of different sharks, including the world’s largest dolphin, the bottlenose dolphin, which weighs more than a tonne.
In a paper published on Monday, the researchers looked at 44 different dolphin sounds and found the same patterns were found across all of them, Smith said.
“These dolphin sounds are much closer to human sounds than they are to whale sounds,” he said, adding that the results “are in line with the results of previous studies”.
Smith and his team analysed dolphin sounds from different sites across the Pacific, from the Gulf of California to the Gulf Islands, and compared the sound data with a whale sound record of the same species.
They found dolphins have similar whale and dolphin sounds, but they sound slightly different.
“We’ve found a lot of overlap between dolphin and whale sounds in different locations, which we don’t expect to be the case,” he told RN.ABC News contacted several of the dolphin and shark sound recording sites in the Pacific to find out more about their recording methods and findings.
The researchers used a whale audio system with high sensitivity and low noise levels.
This meant the sound recordings were recorded with the whale in mind, but not the dolphins.
“What we found was that the whale sounds were significantly louder and clearer than the dolphin sounds,” Smith said, but the dolphin noises were not.
Smith’s team then compared the whale and dolphins sounds with other whale sounds recorded from different locations around the world, including a whale, porpoise and whale-like creature called the dolphin.
In the case of the porpoises, the scientists found that the sounds were actually closer to whale than dolphin sounds.
“The dolphin sounds were really closer to the whale than the porcoises,” Smith told RN, “so that is one reason we think they are the more distinctive species.”
A whale’s mouth, mouthpiece and teethIn addition to sounding more like the sounds made by whales, dolphins also have distinctive mouth, jaw and teeth.
“Their teeth are actually quite similar to the size of a human’s,” Smith explained.
“There is a lot going on there.”
Smith also noted that the dolphins also had distinctive whale-shaped ear structures that make them look more like a dolphin than a whale.
In addition, dolphins have two distinct kinds of fins on their heads.
“Dolphins have two kinds of fin structures,” Smith added.
Scientists have been interested in the similarities between dolphins and whales for decades.”
The ventral fins are very similar to those of whales.”
Scientists have been interested in the similarities between dolphins and whales for decades.
In 2010, Smith and his colleagues published a study showing that dolphins’ sounds can be compared to whale calls, which were also found to be similar to whale noises.
But there are many different types of dolphin and sharks that can be found, including orcas, dolphins and humpback whales, and the scientists believe the similarities they found are a result of the sounds they make.
“It’s a really interesting topic, and it’s a bit like looking at a flower and saying: ‘Well, does that smell like a flower?'”
Smith said there’s more work to be done to see if the differences between dolphins’ and whales’ sounds are the same as those between dolphins, whales and other animals.
“At this point, it’s just a starting point,” he added.