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View full lesson: http://ed.ted.com/lessons/how-do-whales-sing-stephanie-sardelis Communicating underwater is challenging. Light and odors don’t travel well, but sound moves about four times faster in water than in air — which means marine mammals often use sounds to communicate. The most famous of these underwater vocalizations is undoubtedly the whale song. Stephanie Sardelis decodes the evocative melodies composed by the world’s largest mammals. Lesson by Stephanie Sardelis, animation by Boniato Studio.
Marine biologist Nan Hauser has studied humpback whales extensively in the South Pacific. She explains to Scott Pelley on this Sunday's "60 Minutes" why the animals use a complex mix of far-reaching sounds to communicate underwater.
With brains six times the size of our own, the planet’s greatest mammals force a rethink of our own place on planet Earth. James Nestor is an author and journalist who has written for Outside Magazine, Men’s Journal, National Public Radio, The New York Times, Scientific American, Dwell Magazine, The San Francisco Chronicle, and more. His book, DEEP: Freediving, Renegade Science, and What The Ocean Tells Us about Ourselves (Houghton Mifflin Harcourt) was released in the United States and UK in June 2014. This talk was given at a TEDx event using the TED conference format but independently organized by a local community. Learn more at https://www.ted.com/tedx
Whales have a complex system of speech that even includes regional dialects, but how does it work exactly? Sign Up For The TestTube Newsletter Here ►►►► http://bit.ly/1myXbFG 4 Freshwater Animals More Terrifying Than Sharks ►►►►http://bit.ly/24GlXWa Read More: Individual, unit and vocal clan level identity cues in sperm whale codas http://rsos.royalsocietypublishing.org/content/3/1/150372#sec-2 “Sperm whales have a hierarchically structured society in which the largest affiliative structures, the vocal clans, are marked on ocean-basin scales by culturally transmitted dialects of acoustic signals known as ‘codas’” Multilevel animal societies can emerge from cultural transmission http://www.nature.com/ncomms/2015/150908/ncomms9091/full/ncomms9091.html “female sperm whales (P...
Male humpback whales repeat each others songs and add to them so they become ever more complex and beautiful, showing off their memory and sheer volume. Taken from Animal Attraction. Subscribe to BBC Earth: http://bit.ly/BBCEarthSubBBC Earth YouTube Channel: http://www.youtube.com/BBCEarth BBC Earth Facebook http://www.facebook.com/bbcearth (ex-UK only) BBC Earth Twitter http://www.twitter.com/bbcearth Visit http://www.bbc.com/earth/world for all the latest animal news and wildlife videos This is a channel from BBC Worldwide who help fund new BBC programmes.
A “Hydrophone” or underwater microphone and speaker amplifier were used to magnify these rarely heard whale communications during the live experience which was captured on a cell phone. We encourage everyone to continue sharing this experience with their family and friends in hopes of increasing whale appreciation throughout the world! Here’s to Mother Nature all the way from Ketchikan, Alaska Visit our Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/KetchikanCharterBoats View or Website: http://www.ketchikancharterboats.com ***To use this video in a commercial player or in broadcasts, please email email@example.com
If you enjoy this excerpt, watch the FULL VIDEO: https://theinterval.org/salon-talks/02014/oct/07/humanity-and-deep-ocean or subscribe to our podcast https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/long-now-conversations-at-the-interval/id1246993791?mt=2 Sounds from another world. Underwater footage and awe-inspiring first-hand accounts of divers who are swimming with sperm whales that are trying to communicate. From author James Nestor's 02014 talk at The Interval at Long Now. "Humanity and the Deep Ocean" from October 02014, one in an ongoing series of long-term thinking lectures: Conversations at The Interval in San Francisco. Thanks to the generous support of the Elkes Foundation, Long Now is publishing videos of these talks for the first time. Look for more short, shareable clips of Interval ...
READ THIS PLEASE!!! Listen to the intriguing sounds of these creatures. Feel yourself swimming amoungst these gentle giants of the deep, while they communicate peacefully and serenely with each other. Allow their haunting melodies to carry you off to a place of complete relaxation. Suzannes71 is right, we must save the whales!! So I made this video. HELP TO SAVE THE WHALES!! Enjoy the sound of the deep!! Thanks for reading, watching, rate and comment!! :D
A captive beluga in California may have been close enough to people to mimic human conversation.
Christopher Clark reports on his studies of whale communication and the effect of shipping noise.
James Nestor - Making Contact: New Approaches to Cracking the Communication of Whales and Dolphins. James Nestor, an author and journalist with a passion for extreme adventure who has written for Scientific American, National Public Radio and The New York Times, draws from his mind-boggling, multiple award-winning new book, DEEP: Freediving, Renegade Science, and What the Ocean Tells Us about Ourselves. He describes how groups of athletes and scientists plumbed ocean depths, and researchers collaborating with engineers from Apple, Google and elsewhere worked to "crack" the cetacean language code and send back messages to these giant marine mammals - to make contact. Their weird and wondrous new discoveries might just redefine our understanding of the ocean, and of ourselves. Introductio...
Kapr Divers, Whale Safari & Northern Light tours Saturday afternoon on our small boat (and in the water around it) in Norwegian sea. This is how it looks like when we snorkel with orcas who hunt for herrings. After feeding Killer Whales become as curios as we were. They swam close to the our boat, to Janka /snorkelling girl with orange strap on mask/. They came so close, stop and watch each other try to understand. Checking from under and above with spy hops, sending love... See how long is the Orca stopped in front of the girl. They tried to communicate watching each other eyes... Breathtaking moments! www.coldwaterdiving.eu
Whales communicate using melodic sounds or "songs" that can travel more than 100 meters. Oceangoing ships produce noise, mainly from their propellers, that interfere with the ability of whales to communicate. Other types of ships create additional layers of noise. Oil-exploration ships, for example, use reflection seismology to map the ocean floor. Research has shown that these additional noises can interfere with a whale's ability to communicate, causing confusion for the whale.
Welcome to this episode of Facts in Motion. Today we are going to take a look at one of the largest animals on the planet - Here are 5 facts you might not know about the sperm whale. Hope you enjoy. Music by LoboLoco http://freemusicarchive.org/music/Lobo_Loco/ & http://www.bensound.com/royalty-free-music https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-sa/4.0/
The haunting calls of blue whales can travel across thousands of miles of ocean, and Wild Chronicles is on a mission to find out why these solitary giants are so talkative. For the first time ever, National Geographic's Crittercam® records both video and underwater sound of blue whales calling. The results reveal that these whales may not be so solitary after all — the calls could be about companionship.
A new study has found that whales — especially sperm whales — communicate in variations of whalesong depending on differing "cultures"
In this intriguing talk, Scott Gass discusses the social structure of killer whales and their superb communication skills when it comes to hunting and protecting their young. Their brand of teamwork is tremendously applicable beyond the ocean. TEDArchive presents previously unpublished talks from TED conferences. Enjoy this unedited talk by Scott Gass. Filmed at TEDActive 2014. NOTE: Comments are disabled on this video. We made this difficult decision for the TED Archive because we believe that a well-moderated conversation allows for better commentary from more people and more viewpoints. Studies show that aggressive and hateful comments silence other commenters and drive them away; unfortunately, YouTube's comment moderation tools are simply not up to the task of allowing us to monitor c...