mother and baby communication

From: Peter M Scheifele (
Date: Mon Jan 14 2002 - 20:59:05 EST

Dear Brett

The leaders on signature whistling were the Cauldwells (Cauldwell and
Cauldwell). Louis Herman may have done some work there also. Nearly ALL
of the Odontocetes do this! (all toothed whales- dolphins and porpoises)

On Mon, 14 Jan 2002 12:08:39 -0800 "B H" <> writes:
> Hi Peter:
> I read somewhere that some mother whales or dolphins frequently
> whistle or
> call to their babies after they're born. But I can't find the
> reference and
> wonder if you could tell me which kinds of whales or dolphins do
> this?
> Also, why?
> Thanks!
> Brett
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Peter M."Skip" Scheifele LCDR USN (Ret.)
NURC NA&GL Director of Bioacoustic Research;
Animal Science Department,
Animal Bioacoustics/Neuroanatomy Researcher
University of Connecticut

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