For first time, scientists reveal what humans look like to dolphins

For First Time, Scientists Reveal What Humans Look Like To Dolphins
For First Time, Scientists Reveal What Humans Look Like To Dolphins

The first ever 3D prints of images contained in dolphin echolocation sounds have been produced—including one of a human being seen from a dolphin's point of view.

Jack Kassewitz, from, said, "When we discovered that dolphins not exposed to the echolocation experiment could identify objects from recorded dolphin sounds with 92% accuracy, we began to look for a way for to see what was in those sounds."

To this end, Kassewitz turned to John Stuart Reid, inventor of the CymaScope, a device that transfers sonic vibrations into images on the surface of water.

Process used to collect a dolphin's view of humans underwater:

Reid explains, "When a dolphin scans an object with its high frequency sound beam, each short click captures a still image, similar to a camera taking photographs. Each dolphin click is a pulse of pure sound that becomes modulated by the shape of the object."

From there, 3D image files were created and prints were made.

Yet, Kassewitz's vision stretches a bit further. He noted, "I feel certain that dolphins would love the chance to speak with us. We are getting closer to making that possible."

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