Whales might learn feeding behavior through social culture

Our study really shows how vital cultural transmission is in humpback populations,” Luke Rendell, a marine biologist with the University of St. Andrews in Scotland.

Whales might learn feeding behavior through social culture

Science Recorder | Drew Adams | Friday, April 26, 2013

New research indicates that humpback whales might be learning new behaviors through socialization, a controversial claim in the realm of cetaceans. Luke Rendell, a marine biologist with the University of St. Andrews in Scotland, co-authored the study. A proponent of cultural transmission amid cetaceans, Rendell and his team explored a pattern of feeding habits displayed by a group of humpbacks in the Gulf of Maine around New England, U... To continue reading, subscribe to Science Recorder today.

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