Since ancient seafarers first heard the strange calls of whales, humans have been fascinated by their meaning – from Flipper’s clicks and trills to the long serenades of Humpbacks. Inhabiting the dark ocean depths, whales use sound in many different ways – from feeding to navigating to finding friends and family.
Join postdoctoral scholar Goldie Phillips for a captivating look into how scientists use whale calls to study whale populations.
The North Pacific gray whale has been called an “ecosystem sentinel” because it appears this species responds to large-scale environmental changes. Global climate change may ultimately make the biggest impact on these ocean giants.
Join us as special guests Wayne Perryman and Dave Weller of Southwest Fisheries Science Center (NOAA) discuss how novel information on gray whales is reshaping scientists’ understanding of this species.