Mind the gap: why neurological plasticity may explain seasonal interruption in humpback whale song

  title={Mind the gap: why neurological plasticity may explain seasonal interruption in humpback whale song},
  author={Andrew J. Wright and Leslie Walsh},
  journal={Journal of the Marine Biological Association of the United Kingdom},
  pages={1489 - 1491}
  • A. Wright, L. Walsh
  • Published 30 June 2010
  • Biology
  • Journal of the Marine Biological Association of the United Kingdom
Much is unknown about humpback whale (Megaptera novaeangliae) song. The behaviour is limited almost exclusively to males, occurs almost exclusively on the calving grounds and is identical within a population, although it changes periodically throughout the season. Much of current thinking associates humpback whale song with breeding, although it is not clear if it is intended to attract a mate, fend off challengers, or a combination of the two. There is, however, very little information on the… Expand
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