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Whales Have Accents and Regional Dialects

May 13th, 2011 · No Comments

Whales Have Accents and Regional Dialects: Biologists Interpret the Language of Sperm Whales
ScienceDaily (May 12, 2011) — Dalhousie Ph.D. student Shane Gero has recently returned from a seven-week visit to Dominica. He has been traveling to the Caribbean island since 2005 to study families of sperm whales, usually spending two to four months of each year working on the Dominica Sperm Whale Project. One of the goals of this project is to record and compare whale calls over time, examining the various phrases and dialects of sperm whale communities.

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