Local whale song spreads to other populations

06 September, 2022

It has been known for some time that humpback whales can communicate over great distances.

The song is carried along during the humpback whale’s long migrations across the oceans and researchers have now seen how local songs have migrated further across the Pacific – from the coast of Australia all the way to Ecuador, reports Vetenskapsradion.

The researchers, whose study was published in the scientific journal Royal Society Open Science, believe that whales pick up the local melodies of other populations as they move across the oceans.

Text: TT
Photo: Michael Penn/AP/TT

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