A better understanding of dolphins could help humans communicate with thousands of species

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Scientists are trying to talk to dolphins. It’s a decades-long quest to decode an alien culture, and it could open the door to communicating with thousands of species.

In the Deep is a series by Quartz on the wonders of our oceans and the intrepid scientists seeking to understand them. From the depths of the ocean to vibrant coral reefs, we follow a new generation of explorers using cutting edge technology to push the frontiers of human understanding.