How do whales communicate?
Whales are known for using complex clicks and singing to communicate with each other – even when they are hundreds of miles apart.
Whales that are closely related or live together produce similar pulsed calls with vocal characteristics that differ from the group, known as a dialect.
It is believed that clicks are mainly used for navigation and identifying objects such as prey in the environment, but they are also used for social interactions.
Members of a pod have similar calls that are known as a dialect that consists of types of discrete, repetitive calls.
Newborns copy their mother's call.
Individuals are thought to learn their dialect through contact with their mother and other pod members.
It is believed that Norwegian and Icelandic herring-eating orcas have different vocalisations for activities such as hunting and traveling.
Can they talk to people?
Earlier, researchers thought that the simulation of human speech was limited to a few primates, birds, elephants, dolphins and seals.
The fact that the whale produces these sounds demonstrates that they can learn sounds by copying and helps us understand their life in the wild.
However, when Wikie & # 39; hello & # 39; says, this means absolutely nothing to her.
She attaches no importance to this sound and & # 39; talks & # 39; not against people.
The word is entirely from the normal sound repertoire of whales and was chosen as a nonsense sound.
If Wikie & # 39; hello & # 39; says, this means absolutely nothing to her. She attaches no importance to this sound and & # 39; talks & # 39; not against people
Although the researchers did not intend to test Wikie's communication skills, the scientist who led the study believes that one day elementary & # 39; conversations & # 39; be possible with her.
Dr. Jose Abramson, from the University of Complutense de Madrid in Spain, said: “Yes, it's conceivable … if you have labels, descriptions of what things are.
& # 39; It has previously been done with a famous gray parrot and dolphins using American sign language phrases like & # 39; bring me this item & # 39; or & # 39; place this object above or below the other & # 39;. & # 39;
The experiment proves that there is a lot of complex communication between whales and dolphins.
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