interspecies whale adoptions

From: Phillip J. Clapham (pclapham@whsun1.wh.whoi.edu)
Date: Sat Oct 13 2001 - 22:22:56 EDT


Hi:
.
You asked whether one species of whale would adopt the baby of another.
The answer is no. In the big baleen whales (like blues, humpbacks etc)
there's no evidence that an orphaned calf would even be adopted by another
whale of the same species.



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