Subject: Whales- Acoustic Communication

Kendall Wrightson (
Wed, 10 Apr 1996 10:13:57 +0100

Hello there. I am writing a thesis on acoustic ecology and I am writing
about the effects of man made noise on the natural habitat. I have heard
that Whales can communicate over huge distances - it is suggested that a
humpback whale's song can travel around the world. He added that military
are interested in this in terms of long range communications.

Can anyone out there lead me to a concise text that confirms that whales
can communicate over such large distances and the military interest in this

very best regards,

Kendall Wrightson

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