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Sperm whale calls, vocalizations

December 28, 2016

The sperm whale was hunted voraciously up until 1988 for the waxy spermaceti oil in its cranium. It was found to be an exceedingly fine lubricant for machinery because it has interesting temperature-dependant density and […]

Long-finned pilot whale calls, vocalizations

December 28, 2016

Long-finned pilot whales are commonly seen in tight, sociable pods and sub-groups (usually containing more females than males) of usually 10-20 (less than 50) individuals, but have been reported in loose aggregations of several hundred […]

Fin whale calls, vocalizations

December 28, 2016

The 20-Hz signals of finback whales are perhaps one of the better described whale calls in the Atlantic Ocean. Typically, these signals are short (< 1s) pulses that downsweep from about 23 Hz to 18 […]

Blue whale accents & dialects

December 28, 2016

The blue whale (Balaenoptera musculus) is not only the largest animal to ever live on earth – yes, it was larger than any dinosaur – it also is the loudest animal on earth (the howler […]

Learn to speak False Killer Whale

December 28, 2016

No, humans cannot actually speak the same way a whale does. But work is underway to translate the calls, whistles, boinks and various vocalizations made by all cetaceans, including the false killer whale. Below are […]

Learn to speak humpback whale

December 28, 2016

Though the vocalizations of killer whales is one of the most complex, especially given the fact that there are various killer whale accents and dialects within the species, the calls of the humpback whale may […]

What is a feeding frenzy?

December 28, 2016

By Blaise Jones Nothing encapsulates the popular image of sharks more than the feeding frenzy. The thought of dozens of mouths gnashing and gnawing in food-induced madness just below the surface of the water personifies […]

Hear killer whale accents and dialects

December 27, 2016

  RESIDENT, TRANSIENT, or OFFSHORE Vocalizations of the three killer whale ecotypes, the fish-eating (resident) killer whale, the mammal-eating (transient) killer whale, and the offshore killer whale (genetically similar to resident type, but ecologically not […]

Learn to speak Killer Whale

December 27, 2016

Humans lack the physical body parts like phonic lips or a melon that some whales use to make their calls, clicks, whistles and other vocalizations, so no human can actually speak whale. But by learning […]

Learn to speak Atlantic Minke Whale

December 27, 2016

Approximately the size of a city bus, the Atlantic Minke Whale is the smallest of the rorquals, or large whales. An adult minke whale is approximately 35 feet long and weighs more than 20,000 pounds. Humans […]

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