Whales and researchers "whup" it up around Five Finger


October 20, 2022


Leanna Matthews, PhD, Assistant Director of the Sound Science Research Collective, presented findings from their recent research to the Five Finger Lighthouse Society earlier this month.

The Sound Science Research Collective returned to Five Finger Lighthouse again in the summer of 2022. And earlier this month they shared some results from their 2019 field season in an online presentation for the Five Finger Lighthouse Society by Dr. Leanna Matthews, detailing their playback study with humpback whales.

"Usually when people think about whale song, they think about humpback song, but song is not the only thing they do. Song is produced on the breeding grounds, on those lower latitude breeding grounds, like in Hawaii," said Dr. Matthews. "It's only sung by males, in what scientis...

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