Merlin the dolphin has an iPad!
Researcher Jack Kassewitz of SpeakDolphin is using the iPad's touchscreen technology as a tool to enable Merlin to communicate with his trainer and researchers.
The ultimate goal according to Kassewitz is to develop a complete language interface between humans and dolphins.
The first step has been to show actual objects to Merlin like a ball or a rubber duck, and have him use his beak to touch photos of those same objects on the iPad screen. As it turns out, this task is a piece of cake for a dolphin, but it's a necessary building block in the teaching process.