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Old 05-24-2009, 02:29 PM   #1
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Whale Caught on Video Gives Rare Clues about Hunting Strategy, Sound Production
Marine mammal videotaped stealing fish provides information about animal's physical features
Thursday, May 21, 2009

:: SCRIPPS OCEANOGRAPHY NEWS : : Whale Caught on Video Gives Rare Clues about Hunting Strategy, Sound Production ::
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For decades scientists have been intrigued by the variety of sounds emitted by sperm whales, partly due to a popular theory that suggests that the sounds might contain information about the animals' size. But historically it has been extremely difficult to demonstrate that these curious clicking noises can reveal information about the physical characteristics of the massive marine mammals. Now, researchers at Scripps Institution of Oceanography at UC San Diego are unlocking some of the mysteries of sperm whale sound production in collaboration with Jan Straley, assistant professor of marine biology at the University of Alaska Southeast, Sitka Campus, and fisherman Kendall Folkert of Sitka, Alaska.
Sperm whale videos included at above link.
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Old 05-24-2009, 11:47 PM   #2
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That wascally whale! Cute video.
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Old 05-26-2009, 04:42 PM   #3
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Well! That stinker! Who woulda thought
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