Groups of Pilot Whales Have Their Own Dialects

http://www.whoi.edu/news-release/individual-groups-of-pilot-whales-have-their-own-dialects

In humans, different social groups, cities, or regions often have distinct accents and dialects. Those vocal traits are not unique to us, however. A new study from the Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution (WHOI) has found that short-finned pilot whales living off the coast of Hawai’i have their own sorts of vocal dialects, a discovery that may help researchers understand the whales’ complex social structure.


Original Title: Groups of Pilot Whales Have Their Own Dialects
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