10 Feb '12, 1pm

Study: Humpback Whales Living in Same Ocean Basin Singing Different Tunes

Study: Humpback Whales Living in Same Ocean Basin Singing Different Tunes

Whale song and the development of whale culture is a fascinating thing. Now researchers from the Wildlife Conservation Society (WCS) , Columbia University and Australia have found that humpback whales from different sides of the same ocean basin are singing different songs -- an surprising finding since whales from the same basin usually sing the same tunes. Previously, when whale songs from the same basin were compared, researchers found that the songs typically consisted of the similar parts or what is called in whale song parlance as "themes," or distinct sounds which are often repeated in cycles lasting up to 30 minutes. Usually, songs are transmitted between different whale populations come in contact during migrations or mating seasons. However, these new findings of whales inhabiting the waters off Madagascar and Western Australia challenge previously held notions a...

Full article: http://www.treehugger.com/natural-sciences/study-humpback...

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