MercoPress, en Español

Montevideo, February 21st 2019 - 20:05 UTC

Sperm whales are highly communicative but have different 'dialects'

Sunday, September 13th 2015 - 12:23 UTC
Full article 3 comments

Sperm whales are very social marine animals and they travel in close groups and communicate by using a pattern of clicks, also known as codas. Similar to humans, the whales use varying dialects worldwide. A recent study of two sperm whale clans living in fairly close proximity off the Galápagos Islands sheds light on animal cultures. Read full article


Disclaimer & comment rules
  • Skip

    “Mauricio Cantor, a Ph.D. candidate in biology at Dalhousie University in Halifax, Canada”

    Wow, I believe I may have chosen to study at the wrong university in Canada.

    Sep 13th, 2015 - 05:24 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • NFLD

    @1 Skip

    Good post.

    Sep 13th, 2015 - 07:04 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • ChrisR

    I suspect that the codas make more sense than low level Jibber-Jabber used in TDC.

    Sep 14th, 2015 - 05:26 pm - Link - Report abuse 0

Commenting for this story is now closed.
If you have a Facebook account, become a fan and comment on our Facebook Page!