Study finds humpback whales whisper to calves to avoid predators

Wednesday, April 26, 2017 07:13PM
Animals of all sizes hide or try and stay quiet to avoid predators, and the biggest mammal on our planet is no different.


SAN FRANCISCO - Animals of all sizes hide or try and stay quiet to avoid predators, and the biggest mammal on our planet is no different.

A new study found newborn humpback whales and their mothers whisper to each other to escape potential predators.

Whales are known for their loud calls, but the new research from Australia is the first time scientists have observed the unique, intimate form of communication between humpback mothers and calves.

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