Sperm Whales Have Local Dialects

Researchers eavesdropping on sperm whales living in the eastern Pacific Ocean have discovered that the whales learn to vocalize like others around them. These different clans with their own dialects likely emerged through cultural learning, according to findings published in Nature Communications this week. A similar process is thought to underlie the formation of diverse human cultures, or the behaviors we share with others within the same group.

Source: Sperm Whales Have Local Dialects | IFLScience

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