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The cultural lives of whales and dolphins

by Whitehead, Hal (Author), Rendell, Luke, 1973- (Author)

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"In the songs and bubble feeding of humpback whales; in young killer whales learning to knock a seal from an ice floe in the same way their mother does; and in the use of sea sponges by the dolphins of Shark Bay, Australia, to protect their beaks while foraging for fish, we find clear examples of th... Full description


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Table of Contents:
  • Culture in the ocean?
  • Culture?
  • Mammals of the ocean
  • Song of the whale
  • What the dolphins do
  • Mother cultures of the large toothed whales
  • How do they do it?
  • Is this evidence for culture?
  • How the whales got culture
  • Whale culture and whale genes
  • The implications of culture : ecosystems, individuals, stupidity, and conservation
  • The cultural whales : how we see them and how we treat them
  • This book came from and is built on-.