Category: Culture

Whale Moots

Sometimes large numbers of whales gather in one spot. These tend to be for a known purpose, such as to breed, calve, or feed at seasonal areas. Such congregations are atypical behaviour for sperm whales, but, when they do occur, unlike for

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Human Pattern Migration Detected in Sperm Whales

Every single female, or immature male, sperm whale belongs to a distinct culture that can be uniquely identified. Each of these cultures has around ten thousand members. I have previously written about the significance of finding so little variation in behaviour or

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New Culture Identified in the Caribbean

The article HERE writes about the finding that the Caribbean sperm whale population is composed of at least two separate cultures. This can be added to the list of, at least, four separate cultures known in the South Pacific, and the

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