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You may one day be able to understand exactly what your fish are communicating.

You may one day be able to understand exactly what your fish are communicating.

Japanese company Takara has released a canine-to-human translator. The Bowlinguals is a collar-worn dog radio that converts barks and growls into 200 phrases and pictures through a handheld monitor.

About 2000 woofs from 80 breeds were analysed to identify when a dog is happy, sad, frustrated, needy or angry.

Now work is underway at a secret Takara laboratory to decode the language of fish, birds, cats and plants.

What will they think of next?