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Scientists record extraordinary sounds made by minke whales

When Jason Gedamke and Daniel Costa first went to Australia to record the sounds of dwarf minke whales, people told them they were wasting their time. There were very few reports of minke whale vocalizations, and some experts believed the species rarely made any sounds at all. But according to Gedamke, a UCSC graduate student, not only are minke whales vocal, their repertoire includes a loud and distinctive songlike sequence unlike any previously recorded whale sound. The researchers report their findings in the June issue of the Journal of the Acoustic Society of America. MORE

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June 4-10, 2001
Vol. 5, No. 41

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