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Do Whales Have Culture?

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Whether it's learning a new song, figuring out how to use tools to forage for food, or picking up the local customs, learning from others is an important part of life for many animals, including people.

The idea of a culture or traditions—behavior shared by an identifiable group and acquired through social learning—in cetaceans, a group including whales and dolphins, has been controversial.

But a new study finds strong evidence that a group of humpback whales (Megaptera novaeangliae) in the Gulf of Maine is sharing a newly observed feeding behavior via their social networks.

http://news.national...cience-animals/

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I think many animals are capable of more than we give them credit for. They just don't speak our language so they can't explain to us what they are doing.

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well we do know that they like to sing .....

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