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Recordings of male humpback whales have shown that their haunting songs spread through the ocean to other whales.

Researchers in Australia listened to hundreds of hours of recordings gathered over more than a decade.

These revealed how a specific song pattern, which originated in Eastern Australia, had passed "like Chinese whispers" to whale populations up to 6,000km away in French Polynesia.

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Using sound analysis software, Ms Garland and her colleagues discovered that four new songs that had emerged in a population in Eastern Australia gradually spread eastwards.

Within two years of this new song being invented, whales in French Polynesia were singing this same "version".

http://news.bbc.co.uk/earth/hi/earth_news/newsid_9457000/9457855.stm

TL;DR: Some whales sing a song, other whales start singing it. Eventually you get whales all over the globe singing the same song.

I think this kind of thing is amazing so I wanted to share. There's also an audioclip of a humpback whale song in the link. It sounds something like a moose being raped. I mean, not that I'd know what that would sound like.

If you got any stories of animals also doing cool stuff, share them.
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#2
That's awesome. I always though whales were smart animals, but was never sure because my opinion was based on a scooby doo episode I saw when I was like 7
#3
Thats pretty awesome. Whales are cool.
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Humpback Song (cover) - The Blue Whales
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I still don't understand the fascination with whales. Then again, i couldn't care less.
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What song were they singing?

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That's awesome. I always though whales were smart animals, but was never sure because my opinion was based on a scooby doo episode I saw when I was like 7


and I think I know the one you're talking about....


I have to say, whale songs sound much better underwater (at least the way they sound underwater in movies....)
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What song were they singing?

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http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BeJ4VRvl1_E


"It just sounds like a bunch of....whale noises....to me....."
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#16
Songs written by whales being sung by other whales?

Moral of this story? The music industry today has the brain capacity of a hairy fish...
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Songs written by whales being sung by other whales?

Moral of this story? The music industry today has the brain capacity of a hairy fish...


Whales are mammals, not fish.
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Whales are mammals, not fish.


Hairy fish sounds less educated than mammals.
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its kinda like all the suburban white kids these days wearing rocawear, chains, flat billed ballcaps and pretend to rap! its thier biological imperative...
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Hairy fish sounds less educated than mammals.

Ill being seeing you in court, you racist jerk. I'll bet you kick pupies too.
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Wow, whales must be the only species besides humans known to troll. Amazing.


What about um....trolls?


Also, this is great!
Global connections and all that hippie shit.
I friggin love whales.
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its kinda like all the suburban white kids these days wearing rocawear, chains, flat billed ballcaps and pretend to rap! its thier biological imperative...


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