Cetacean Communication

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Did you know that cetaceans have highly developed communication systems?

This communication is divided into non-vocal acoustic communication, such as jumps, fluke slaps, jaw claps, bubble production, etc., and vocal acoustic communication such as whistles, pulsed sounds, songs, and visual communication such as color patterns, morphological features, and gestures.

In non-vocal communication, tail slaps against the water’s surface stand out, indicating the presence of a threat or dissatisfaction. Sometimes during our whale watching tours, we see ...

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