Cultures of the Deep

Many Minds | 12 May 2021 | 1h 16m | Listen Later | iTunes
Interview with Luke Rendell about ideas from his book The Cultural Lives of Whales and Dolphins co-authored with Hal Whitehead. Discusses what culture is and why whale song is a good example of it; lob-tail feeding in humpback whales; tail-walking in bottlenose dolphins; how sperm whales in the 19th century may have learned from each other how to evade whalers; and why an understanding of culture may be crucial for ongoing cetacean conservation efforts.

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