Cetacean vocal learning and communication

@article{Janik2014CetaceanVL,
  title={Cetacean vocal learning and communication},
  author={Vincent M. Janik},
  journal={Current Opinion in Neurobiology},
  year={2014},
  volume={28},
  pages={60-65}
}
  • V. Janik
  • Published 2014
  • Medicine, Biology
  • Current Opinion in Neurobiology
The cetaceans are one of the few mammalian clades capable of vocal production learning. Evidence for this comes from synchronous changes in song patterns of baleen whales and experimental work on toothed whales in captivity. While baleen whales like many vocal learners use this skill in song displays that are involved in sexual selection, toothed whales use learned signals in individual recognition and the negotiation of social relationships. Experimental studies demonstrated that dolphins can… Expand

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