Can I Have A Word?
Thursday September 29th, 2022 with Bob LeDrew
Finding culture in sperm whale clans, with Shane Gero
Sperm whales are awe-inspiring creatures. The largest of the toothed whales, the largest brains on earth, and social structures that are complex and -- at least to humans -- evocative. Shane Gero, scientist-in-residence at Carleton, studies sperm whale language, and tells us about new findings that suggest "cultural tags" in the ways whale clans communicate.
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|Shane Gero is a scientist in residence at Carleton University.
You can learn more at his personal website: http://shanegero.com
Or the Dominica Sperm Whale Project: http://www.thespermwhaleproject.org/
Or at Project CETI: https://www.projectceti.org/
Gero photo courtesy of The Dominica Sperm Whale Project.