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killer whale speaks

Postby dandelion on January 31st, 2018, 12:00 pm 

https://uk.news.yahoo.com/killer-whale- ... 00963.html :)
“A killer whale that can mimic words such as "hello" and "bye bye" is thought to be the first of its kind to copy human speech”, BBC
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Re: killer whale speaks

Postby bangstrom on February 1st, 2018, 3:00 pm 

I would be more impressed to hear a human speak killer whale.
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Re: killer whale speaks

Postby Dave_C on February 1st, 2018, 7:34 pm 

Cool...

Killer whales in the wild and in captivity have previously been observed copying dolphin calls and the barks of sea lions.

Maybe to 'lure' them in?

I found this if you want to hear what they sound like:
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Re: killer whale speaks

Postby dandelion on February 2nd, 2018, 1:53 pm 

Dave_C » February 2nd, 2018, 12:34 am wrote:Cool...

Killer whales in the wild and in captivity have previously been observed copying dolphin calls and the barks of sea lions.

Maybe to 'lure' them in?

I found this if you want to hear what they sound like:

Thank you! I’ve googled a bit more to hear more of them now, too!
bangstrom » February 1st, 2018, 8:00 pm wrote:I would be more impressed to hear a human speak killer whale.

Good point!
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Re: killer whale speaks

Postby SciameriKen on February 2nd, 2018, 2:49 pm 

That's funny that they've learn to copy dolphin and sea lion calls - but I wonder if the only words they learned is -- "HELP KILLER WHALE ATTACKING!!"
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Re: killer whale speaks

Postby zetreque on February 2nd, 2018, 3:10 pm 


Killer whales in the wild and in captivity have previously been observed copying dolphin calls and the barks of sea lions.


Maybe to 'lure' them in?


and humans are their next target... :O
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Re: killer whale speaks

Postby TheVat on February 2nd, 2018, 3:47 pm 

"More Marion Cotillard!"


(See the film "Rust and Bone" if you're wondering...)
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Re: killer whale speaks

Postby Dave_C on February 2nd, 2018, 7:54 pm 

zetreque » February 2nd, 2018, 2:10 pm wrote:and humans are their next target... :O

Legend has it that mermaids sing to sailors, luring them to their death on the rocks...

... now I wonder if those mermaids were actually killer whales?

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Re: killer whale speaks

Postby dandelion on February 3rd, 2018, 12:31 pm 

Nice siren undercurrents!
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