Distinctive sperm whale cultures reveal dramatic population shifts in the Galápagos

Subtle dialect differences among sperm whales show that groups from thousands of kilometers away have moved into the former habitat of clans that left the Galápagos in the 1990s.

Mongabay

Last updated on 25 November 2016

Type: 
Media Watch
Country: 
Ecuador
Region: 
North Pacific
South Pacific
Threats: 
Overharvesting
Climate Change
Species: 
Megaptera novaeangliae
Physeter macrocephalus
Species group: 
Marine mammals