Sperm whales in 19th century shared ship attack information
Logbooks from whaling ships of the 1800’s show that sperm whales were able to learn, adapt, evade, and teach. Whales are incredible animals with so much we still don’t know about them. Via The Guardian:
Sperm whales are highly socialised animals, able to communicate over great distances. They associate in clans defined by the dialect pattern of their sonar clicks. Their culture is matrilinear, and information about the new dangers may have been passed on in the same way whale matriarchs share knowledge about feeding grounds. Sperm whales also possess the largest brain on the planet. It is not hard to imagine that they understood what was happening to them.
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