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The Nature of Humpback Whale ( Megaptera novaeangliae )

  title={The Nature of Humpback Whale ( Megaptera novaeangliae )},
  author={E. M. Parsons and A. Wright and M. Gore},
The nature of humpback whale (Megaptera novaeangliae) song has long interested both scientists and the general public. Research strongly indicates that humpback whale song is an important component in the social behaviour of breeding humpback whales, with proposals that the song has an intraand/or inter-sexual selection component. Some scientists, however, have alternate hypotheses, such as song being a means of sonar for detecting females. Song is not the only factor involved in humpback whale… CONTINUE READING
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