Known for the eerie beauty of its song, the singing of a humpback whale can travel for miles through the ocean. A new study out from Dr. Simone Videsen of Aarhus University in Denmark has now shown that baby humpback whales can “whisper” to their mothers in order to avoid predators. And mom can whisper back.
Baby Humpback Whales Whisper to Mom for Protection
“But when you look at the communication pattern between mother and calf you see that they’re often silent and they do produce these weaker signals.”