Scientists Discovered What Cachalots Often Say

05.07.2016

University of Southern Denmark specialists have conducted the research in the Azores area, fixing listening device on seven cachalots. After examining a series of clicks, that are made by these marine mammals, marine scientists have come to the conclusion that the repeating "codes" are used to share the most important information.

Scientists Discovered What Cachalots Often Say

The most popular were reports that the whale was planning to rise to the surface or to go deep. Females as well call to their youngsters with a request not to sail away or warn the male about their readiness to mate.

Two of the seven cachalots didn't say anything, and five in total reproduced 802 messages. Four individuals repeated the same combination of sounds 288 times.