DECIPHERING THE DIALECT OF SPERM WHALES
National Geographic Magazine India|May 2020
MANY OF US have heard about whale songs, but whale talk—not so much.
BEATA KOVACS NAS

Canadian marine biologist Shane Gero arrived in the Eastern Caribbean in 2005 to explore the field. Over the next 15 years with the Dominica Sperm Whale Project, he would collect unprecedented insight into their culture through their dialect.

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