Science: Dolphin Talk

Dr. John C. Lilly, a deep-chested, suntanned neurophysiologist, has spent a good part of the last four years trying to talk to bottle-nosed dolphins (Tursiops trnncatus), more popularly known as porpoises. So far, he has not found a common language, but already he is convinced that dolphins are far and away the most intelligent beasts on earth. Last week Dr. Lilly, 44, was hard at work supervising an elaborate new system of jetties and pools that he is constructing, partly with money supplied by the Navy, on a bay six miles from Charlotte Amalie,...