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Study finds humpback whales whisper to calves to avoid predators

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Animals of all sizes hide or try and stay quiet to avoid predators, and the biggest mammal on our planet is no different. (Photo by Dr. Fredrik Christiansen )

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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