Subject: Gray whale

Peter Scheifele (
Wed, 28 Jan 1998 17:36:28 -0500

Dear Jennifer

        There can be any number of reasons why Gray whales communicate but
the main ones are:  mating, navigating and finding one another [conversing].
The Gray has an annual migration that is one of the longest of the marine
[and many terrestrial] mammals. from roughly May through November they feed
however, the remainder of the year they migrate to more temperate waters for
calving.  Since they tend to congregate in twos or threes they must
communicate to mate.


At 02:20 PM 1/28/98 +0000, you wrote:
>Can you please tell me why gray whales communiate??
>Thank you very much GRDC STUDENT
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>G R D C
Peter M. Scheifele
National Undersea Research Center
University of Connecticut
Bioacoustic Research
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