09/30/2010 09:43 am ET Updated May 25, 2011

Dolphins Attempt 'Common Language' When Communicating Between Different Species Research Suggests

When two dolphin species come together, they attempt to find a common language, preliminary research suggests.

Bottlenose and Guyana dolphins, two distantly related species, often come together to socialise in waters off the coast of Costa Rica.

Both species make unique sounds, but when they gather, they change the way they communicate, and begin using an intermediate language.

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