Subject: How whales sing

Howard Garrett (tokitae@bellsouth.net)
Mon, 10 May 1999 16:20:16 -0400 (EDT)

>would like to know how whales sing if they have no vocal chords?

        It's not known exactly how whales sing, except that air is
circulated around channels like nasal passages, and there seem to be ways
that whales and dolphins can constrict those passages to create the songs.
The difficulty is in finding the exact points at which any given sound is made.


Howard Garrett
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