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Tag: Ellen Garland

  • Monday, April 18th 2011 - 09:57 UTC

    Pacific male humpback whales change their mating songs over a two year period

    Dr. Ellen Garland: “it would be like splicing an old Beatles song with U2”

    Male humpback whales have their own version of the hit parade, researchers say. Within regional populations of the whales, males all sing the same mating song. But the pattern of the song changes over time, with new versions spreading across the ocean and nearly always from west to east, according to the study published online this month in the journal Current Biology.