Brittany Jones Brittany Jones is a NMMF Scientist who recently finished her Ph.D. from St Andrews University. Her doctoral work focused on communication between bottlenose dolphins and the similarities to human conversation. She is currently working on a project called Sound & Health here at the National Marine Mammal Foundation. The project is currently using acoustic recordings to monitor the health and welfare of focal groups of dolphins. The next goal of the project is to better understand if dolphins encode details about their health status across their whistle emissions. This would allow for passive acoustic monitoring systems to early identify illnesses in both the Navy dolphin population and wild dolphins.