Monday, March 14, 2011

I'm listening to those clicks and I'm pretty sure I heard one smart-ass whale announce himself as Puddin Tane.

Sperm Whales May Have Names | Wired Science |

Sperm whales via Wired. 

“There is no doubt in my mind that the animals can tell the difference between the timing of individuals.” Moreover, 5R tends to be made at the beginning of each coda string as if, like old-time telegraph operators clicking out a call sign, they were identifying themselves. Said Rendell, “It may function to let the animals know which individual is vocalizing.”
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