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The social vocalization repertoire of east Australian migrating humpback whales (Megaptera novaeangliae).
Although the songs of humpback whales have been extensively studied, other vocalizations and percussive sounds, referred to as "social sounds," have received little attention. This study presents theExpand
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Cultural revolution in whale songs
The song patterns of humpback whales (Megaptera novaeangliae) depend on where they live, with populations inhabiting different ocean basins normally singing quite distinct songs. Here we record aExpand
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Absolute and relative abundance estimates of Australian east cost humpback whales (Megaptera novaeangliae)
The humpback whales that migrate along the east coast of Australia were hunted to near-extinction in the 1950s and early 1960s. Two independent series of land-based surveys conducted over the last 25Expand
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Dynamic Horizontal Cultural Transmission of Humpback Whale Song at the Ocean Basin Scale
Cultural transmission, the social learning of information or behaviors from conspecifics, is believed to occur in a number of groups of animals, including primates, cetaceans, and birds. CulturalExpand
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Songs of male humpback whales, Megaptera novaeangliae, are involved in intersexual interactions
Male humpback whales produce complex songs during the breeding season, yet the singing behaviour of males and whether songs function in male contests and/or through female choice are still poorlyExpand
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Non‐song acoustic communication in migrating humpback whales (Megaptera novaeangliae)
Humpback whales are renowned for the complex structured songs produced by males. A second, relatively understudied area of humpback acoustic communication concerns un-patterned sounds known asExpand
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Identification of humpback whale breeding and calving habitat in the Great Barrier Reef
During the winter months, from June to September, humpback whales Megaptera novaeangliae breed and calve in the waters of the Great Barrier Reef (GBR) after migrating north from Antarctic waters.Expand
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SWIMMING SPEEDS OF SINGING AND NON-SINGING HUMPBACK WHALES DURING MIGRATION
Limited data exist on swimming speeds of humpback whales (Megaptera novaeangliae) and none on swimming speeds of singing whales during migration. We tracked humpback whales visually and acousticallyExpand
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Abundance and demography of a seasonal aggregation of zebra sharks Stegostoma fasciatum
Seasonal aggregations commonly occur in the marine environment where typically wide-ranging organisms come together to exploit temporary resources or find conspecifics for mating events. The zebraExpand
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Temporal stability and change in the social call repertoire of migrating humpback whales.
Quantifying the stability of a species vocal repertoire is fundamental for further investigations into repertoire function and geographic variation. Changes to the repertoire of sounds used in theExpand
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