The song of the humpback whale Megaptera novaeangliae in the West Indies

@article{Winn1978TheSO,
  title={The song of the humpback whale Megaptera novaeangliae in the West Indies},
  author={H. Winn and Lois King Winn},
  journal={Marine Biology},
  year={1978},
  volume={47},
  pages={97-114}
}
  • H. Winn, Lois King Winn
  • Published 1978
  • Biology
  • Marine Biology
  • Songs of the humpback whale Megaptera novaeangliae were recorded and analyzed from Grand Turks in the Bahamas to Venezuela. The design features of the song are as follows. The basic song evolves through a series of different sounds in a fixed order. The song is produced only in the winter tropical calving grounds, just before the whales arrive on the banks. Redundancy is high in that syllables, motifs, phrases and the entire song are repeated. Low, intermediate, and high-frequency sounds are… CONTINUE READING
    201 Citations
    An introduction to the structure of humpback whale, Megaptera novaeaizgliae, song off Ryukyu Islands, 199111992
    • 1
    • Highly Influenced
    • PDF

    References

    SHOWING 1-9 OF 9 REFERENCES
    Songs of Humpback Whales
    • 600
    ORIENTATION BY MEANS OF LONG RANGE ACOUSTIC SIGNALING IN BALEEN WHALES *
    • R. Payne, D. Webb
    • Geography, Medicine
    • Annals of the New York Academy of Sciences
    • 1971
    • 289
    • PDF
    Born to Sing
    • 118
    On stimulating the gift of blood.
    • 16
    • PDF
    Mechanisms Of Animal Behavior
    • 344