DJ Humpback: Whales remix their old songs

The researchers say that whale songs are one of the most striking examples of social learning ...

Humpback whales are famous for their complex and mysterious songs, and scientists tuning into their sounds off the coast of Australia have discovered the interesting way in which they acquire these singing skills. The research reveals that humpback whales learn songs in segments, just like the verses of a human song, and because of this they can mix the old with the new just like your favorite DJ.

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Publicado el 25 de julio del 2017