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Killer whale blows a raspberry, says ‘hello’

Killer whale blows a raspberry, says ‘hello’

Author: Susan Milius / Source: Science News for Students What’s that you say? Killer whales can (sort of) imitate human words and other very unwhalelike sounds, research shows. The ability to learn sounds by copying may help orcas communicate in the wild....

A killer whale gives a raspberry and says ‘hello’

A killer whale gives a raspberry and says ‘hello’

Author: Susan Milius / Source: Science News SAY WHAT? Killer whales can (sort of) imitate human words and other very unwhalelike sounds, says a tough test of mimicry. Ready for sketch comedy she’s not. But a 14-year-old killer whale named Wikie has shown...

Partnership

Partnership

Source: Futility Closet In a diary entry in 1843, Sir Oswald Brierly, manager of the whaling station at Twofold Bay in southeast Australia, noted a strange cooperative relationship that had grown up between killer whales and the local whalers: They [the killer whales]...

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