What Do the Whales Think? Recent Research

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Posted by Paul

(reprinted from the winter email newsletter)

This winter, on several cold morning walks from my home to Maple Leaf’s winter berth on Victoria’s Inner Harbor, I’ve enjoyed listening to the CBC Ideas broadcast of “Ocean Mind”.

The two-part radio program, from the stellar “Ideas” series, details the latest research into whale intelligence, including some recent findings about the orcas on BC’s coast.

This program is great food for thought for anyone that’s heard whales vocalizing and wondered what type of communication they have with each other, or how they perceive their surroundings.

Fascinating stuff, and I’m sure it will increase your appreciation for our brainy friends beneath the waves. You can catch the whole show online at or click here to listen.


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