- published: 18 Oct 2013
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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.
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...
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.
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://www.youtube.com/subscription_center?add_user=BBCEarth BBC 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 firstname.lastname@example.org
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.
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
Amazing sounds of whales communicating under water. 1 hour track.
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