Apple's iPad helps researchers speak with the animals

If ever there’s been a heart-warming animal story that’s desperate for an accompanying video it has to be this one — a nice little story about a dolphin, an iPad and a research team.

The story is as follows: Dolphin research scientist, Jack Kassewitz of, is using an iPad to help develop a language with which to communicate with a young two year old dolphin called Merlin.

“The use of the iPad is part of our continuing search to find a suitable touch screen technology which the dolphins can activate with the tip of their rostrums or beaks. After extensive searching and product review, it looks like our choice is between the Panasonic Toughbook and the Apple iPad,

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