Subject: Mating

Kim Marshall (kim@Whale.Org)
Sun, 23 Feb 1997 11:25:05 -0500 (EST)

Dear Sara,

Different species have different ways of courting their prospective mates.
Humpback whales sing, the longest, strongest singer impresses the female,
dolphins and other toothed whales caress each other.  Right whale males
gang up on females and wash each others sperm out, the last male usually
impregnates the female. I suggest reading my bosses newest book, "Among
Whales", available at bookstores. He goes into detail about the different
species mating styles.  Good luck, Kim Marshall