Check out a new paper from BMMRO on echolocation in mother-calf pairs of Blainville’s beaked whales. In short, this study provides novel insight into the vocal behavior of mothers when accompanied by calves and suggests that neonates┬ádive with their mothers during foraging. See full paper here.

 

Full citation:

Dunn, C., Claridge, D., Durban, J., Shaffer, J., Moretti, D., Tyack, P. and Rendell, L. (2016), Insights into Blainville’s beaked whale (Mesoplodon densirostris) echolocation ontogeny from recordings of mother-calf pairs. Mar Mam Sci. doi:10.1111/mms.12351

 

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