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1. The Longest Song in the World The humpback whale song is a fascinating anomaly in animal communication. It is the longest musical performance in the animal world, as a male humpback whale can sing for up to twenty-three hours. What they sing is a long structured song whose complete iteration

In: Art & Perception

Underwater components of humpback whale bubble-net feeding behaviour David Wiley 1,6) , Colin Ware 2) , Alessandro Bocconcelli 3) , Danielle Cholewiak 1) , Ari Friedlaender 4) , Michael Thompson 1) & Mason Weinrich 5) ( 1 Stellwagen Bank National Marine Sanctuary, NOAA National Ocean Service

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POD CHARACTERISTICS OF MIGRATING HUMPBACK WHALES (MEGAPTERA NOVAEANGLIAE) OFF THE EAST AUSTRALIAN COAST by MIRANDA BROWN and PETER CORKERON1) (Department of Veterinary Anatomy, The University of Sydney, N.S.W. 2006, Australia) (With 2 Figures) (Acc. 15-XI-1994) Summary The size and sex

In: Behaviour

GEOGRAPmC VARIATION IN SOUTH PACIFIC HUMPBACK WHALE SONGS by DAVID A. HELWEG 1 ,2), DOUGLAS H. CAT0 3 ), PETER F. JENKINS 4 ), CLAIRE GARRIGUE 5 ) and ROBERT D. MCCAULEy6,7) e Department of Psychology, University of Auckland, New Zealand; 3Defence Science and Technology Organisation

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Cultural change in the songs of humpback whales ( Megaptera novaeangliae ) from Tonga Nina Eriksen 1,2) , Lee A. Miller 1) , Jakob Tougaard 3) & David A. Helweg 4) ( 1 Institute of Biology, University of Southern Denmark, Campusvej 55, DK-5230 Odense M, Denmark; 3 National Environmental

In: Behaviour

1. Introduction Worldwide, the winter breeding grounds of humpback whales ( Megaptera novaeangliae ) tend to be found in relatively shallow waters, for example, on nearshore or offshore banks or areas abutting island regions (Clapham & Mead, 1999 ). Within these locations there appears

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Associations with multiple male groups increase the energy expenditure of humpback whale ( Megaptera novaeangliae ) female and calf pairs on the breeding grounds Rachel Cartwright 1,2,4) & Matthew Sullivan 3) ( 1 The Keiki Kohola Project, Lahaina, HI, USA; 2 Department of Biology, California

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whale species except minke whales. 2 The moratorium remains in place with the intention of reviving whale stocks that had been diminished through years of excess exploitation. The u.s. had listed all populations of the highly migratory humpback whale ( megaptera novaeangliae ) as a global

In: Asia-Pacific Journal of Ocean Law and Policy
Authors: Peter Tyack and Hal Whitehead

MALE COMPETITION IN LARGE GROUPS OF WINTERING HUMPBACK WHALES by PETER TYACK') and HAL WHITEHEAD2)3) (The Rockefeller University, New York, N.Y., U.S.A. and Department of Zoology, Cambridge University, England, respectively) (With 7 Figures) (Acc. 10-IX-1982) Introduction In all oceans

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Social interactions of humpback whale ( Megaptera novaeangliae ) mother/calf pairs on a North Atlantic feeding ground Katherine A. Sardi 1) , Mason T. Weinrich 1) & Richard C. Connor 2) ( 1 The Whale Center of New England, PO Box 159, Gloucester, MA 01930; 2 University of Massachusetts

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