Subject: whale communication

Dagmar Fertl (
Mon, 19 Apr 1999 12:17:25 -0400

     Hi, I am doing an 8-10 page report on whale communication for my 
     Accelerated Biology class.  I was wondering if you could send me some 
     info about whale communication and if you could suggest a couple of 
     books I should check into.
     All your help is greatly appreciated, Thanks, Melissa Newman
     Freshmen at Christian Brothers

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Subject: whale communication
Author:  jim newman <> at ~smtp
Date:    4/17/99 4:40 PM

     Hi Melissa,
     I'd suggest checking links on the WhaleNet site.  As far as books, I'd 
     suggesting looking at:
     Herman, L.M., ed 1980.  Cetacean behavior: mechanisms and functions
     Pryor, K.S. and K.S. Norris, eds.  1991.  Dolphin societies: 
     discoveries and puzzles.
     Any of Lou Herman's communication work is really good.  Also, there 
     has been some other work by lots of other folks, and the links should 
     be a good start, as well as a trip to your library, and looking thru 
     the WhaleNet archives (I know I answered a similiar question a year or 
     so ago, so the answer will be there).
     Good luck,