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Tue Apr 10, 2018, 12:51 AM

The whales who love to sing in the dark

By Mary Halton
Science reporter, BBC News
4 April 2018

Beneath the Arctic sea ice, in the blanket of January's polar night, bowhead whales most prefer to sing.

While the songs of humpback whales have long received the most attention, it turns out that their baleen cousins could have a far greater repertoire.

A study of a bowhead population near Svalbard has shown that their musical calls may be as varied as those of songbirds.

This would make them unique among whale populations, and possibly even mammals.


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Tue Apr 10, 2018, 07:53 AM

1. Very cool!!

you post some of the neatest stuff on DU, Judi Lynn! I for one really appreciate it and enjoy it!

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