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Posted - 08/09/2019 :  15:57:07  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Humpback whales may travel the North Pacific much farther than previously believed. Short article describing the new research. Written by Maui resident Ilima Loomis.

Darling used songs to identify different populations. He and his colleagues collected and analyzed recordings of whale songs in the Philippines, Japan, Hawai‘i, and Mexico over three winters from 2011 to 2013. They confirmed previous research that showed each group had its own song.

However, they also found similarities between the groups’ songs, with whales repeating some of the same musical phrases even in regions thousands of kilometers away.

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