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Whales and dolphins have rich 'human-like' cultures and societies
ScienceDaily ^ | October 16, 2017

Posted on 10/18/2017 3:18:09 PM PDT by EveningStar

Whales and dolphins (cetaceans) live in tightly-knit social groups, have complex relationships, talk to each other and even have regional dialects -- much like human societies. A major new study has linked the complexity of Cetacean culture and behavior to the size of their brains.

(Excerpt) Read more at sciencedaily.com ...


TOPICS: Chit/Chat; Science; Society
KEYWORDS: animalintelligence; animals; cetacea; cetaceans; dolphins; society; whales
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1 posted on 10/18/2017 3:18:09 PM PDT by EveningStar
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To: EveningStar

Is there a Hillary dolphin or whale that insists she should be in charge?


2 posted on 10/18/2017 3:19:48 PM PDT by a fool in paradise (Did Barack Obama denounce Communism and dictatorships when he visited Cuba as a puppet of the State?)
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To: EveningStar

Fake science.

Or at least exaggerated and fanciful reporting.


3 posted on 10/18/2017 3:24:04 PM PDT by ifinnegan (Democrats kill babies and harvest their organs to sell)
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To: EveningStar
Whales and dolphins have rich 'human-like' cultures and societies

You can tell by their skyscrapers and electric cars...

4 posted on 10/18/2017 3:26:49 PM PDT by Magnatron
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To: EveningStar
Land whales....

Much like their sea borne counterparts they can't use tools or make anything of note except for constant noise.

5 posted on 10/18/2017 3:28:28 PM PDT by GraceG ("It's better to have all the Right Enemies, than it is to have all the Wrong Friends.")
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To: EveningStar

Where are the dolphin/whale hospitals?

The dolphin/whale libraries?

The dolphin/whale universities?


6 posted on 10/18/2017 3:32:51 PM PDT by Arm_Bears (Rope. Tree. Politician/Journalist. Some assembly required.)
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To: Magnatron

“Whales and dolphins have rich ‘human-like’ cultures and societies
You can tell by their skyscrapers and electric cars...”

Don’t forget their Medical Schools.


7 posted on 10/18/2017 3:33:42 PM PDT by laplata (Liberals/Progressives have diseased minds.)
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To: a fool in paradise

So do barnyard animals.


8 posted on 10/18/2017 3:35:16 PM PDT by Westbrook (Children do not divide your love, they multiply it)
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To: Arm_Bears
The dolphin/whale universities?

Young whales usually skip college and go straight into dad's plankton business after high school ...

9 posted on 10/18/2017 3:38:11 PM PDT by x
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To: Westbrook

Most researchers are aware that cetacean culture is dominated by male hormones. They are continually sexually active, much like certain members of the human community.


10 posted on 10/18/2017 3:40:58 PM PDT by Louis Foxwell (Progressivism is 2 year olds in a poop fight.)
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To: Arm_Bears

"Where are the dolphin/whale hospitals? The dolphin/whale libraries? The dolphin/whale universities?"

It is also rather difficult for them to make useful use of smartphones, and computers, and video games, with their sizeable flippers, and their flapping flukes, and their dorsal fins...

11 posted on 10/18/2017 3:43:15 PM PDT by Pray All Day
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To: EveningStar

Until the dolphins figure out a way to avoid the fishing nets, they’re just dumb fish............


12 posted on 10/18/2017 3:44:53 PM PDT by Hot Tabasco
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To: laplata

And their chess games, not to mention all those dolphin scientists studying marine fungi and coccolithophores. Do they have scientific journals?


13 posted on 10/18/2017 3:47:18 PM PDT by Fungi (What the hell is a fungus?)
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To: EveningStar
Don't know of any wholes or dolphins designing 747s or performing brain surgery.
14 posted on 10/18/2017 3:49:00 PM PDT by Gay State Conservative (ObamaCare Works For Those Who Don't.)
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To: Fungi

“Do they have scientific journals”?

I haven’t seen any. They must have dropped them off when they landed on the moon.


15 posted on 10/18/2017 3:49:43 PM PDT by laplata (Liberals/Progressives have diseased minds.)
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To: EveningStar

wholes or dolphins = whales or dolphins


16 posted on 10/18/2017 3:50:29 PM PDT by Gay State Conservative (ObamaCare Works For Those Who Don't.)
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To: EveningStar
LOL!


17 posted on 10/18/2017 3:50:42 PM PDT by UCANSEE2 (Lost my tagline on Flight MH370. Sorry for the inconvenience.)
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To: UCANSEE2

That dolphin looks like Hillary in the video of her bobbing and shaking her head.


18 posted on 10/18/2017 3:52:33 PM PDT by laplata (Liberals/Progressives have diseased minds.)
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To: Fungi

You have to admit, though, that their music sounds a helluva lot better than some of that crap Hannity plays on his radio show at times.     :-)

       Whale Music

19 posted on 10/18/2017 3:58:09 PM PDT by Pray All Day
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To: Pray All Day

Even fungi make music: https://www.theguardian.com/science/grrlscientist/2015/feb/09/slime-mould-and-researcher-set-to-play-piano-duet


20 posted on 10/18/2017 4:02:01 PM PDT by Fungi (What the hell is a fungus?)
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