Tag Archive: Whale talk

Oct 22 2012

The whale talk

NOC, a nine-year-old whale made human-like-sounds. Vocal bursts averaged about three per second, with pauses reminiscent of human speech. Analysis of the recordings showed that the frequencies within them were spread out into “harmonics” in a way very unlike whales’ normal vocalizations and more like those of humans. The mimicry is no easy task for …

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