A unique team of researchers dive with the dolphins and whales, to study the way they communicate. This has never been done before. We joined them in the water! Fabrice Schnoller is a man who is passionate about his mission. He is looking to collect new, impacting data for dolphin and whale research. But he is neither a scientist, nor an engineer. His team developed an underwater 3D camera with state-of-the-art microphones to record the complex exchanges coming from all directions between these incredible marine mammals. They are able to distinguish which animal is making which sound thanks to the cutting-edge technology.
In sending divers into the ocean without noisy diving equipment or submarines controlled remotely, they can record the most intimate moments with incredible precision, something that was previously impossible to do. Thanks to assistance from researchers at the Université de Paris, the team hopes to prove that these intelligent creatures actually do speak to each other with their own language.
Over time, maybe they could even decode this language and understand what they’re saying !
Fabrice is a local of Reunion Island and he took us on an encounter with the whales and dolphins in the Indian Ocean.