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Tag: Mauricio Cantor

  • Sunday, September 13th 2015 - 12:23 UTC

    Sperm whales are highly communicative but have different 'dialects'

    Cantor explained that it is rare to observe two clans of the same species that live so close to one another, but communicate differently (Pic J.Modigliani)

    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.