Month: November 2015

The Importance of Baleen Whales to the Marine Ecosystem

Sperm whales massively increase ocean productivity. No other nonhuman animal has anything like their positive impact, but that doesn’t mean that others don’t have an important role. Of particular interest are their baleen cousins. Taken to the extreme edge of what our current data will

Lingua Cosmica

The central theme of this website is that sperm whales display many traits otherwise only associated with human intelligence. One of these is their level of vocal complexity. It is surprisingly easy to check if the patterns of these vocalisations are