Robert Siegel, of NPR's All Things Considered
, reported on an effort to record the experiences of U.S. Navy dolphins
in their own words. The dolphins were aquatic veterans housed in a home for retired dolphins in landlocked Belleville, Illinois.
Graduate students prompted the dolphins to speak by feeding them fish and then recorded their chatter with underwater microphones.
However, project curator Cory Storr admitted, "We have no (bleep) idea what these dolphins are saying. They could just be shooting the (bleep) or singing or talking smack about seals. We have no idea."