Ocean Matters January Lecture | Do Beluga Whales Have 'Names'?
Jan 22, 2019 19:00
Location: Vancouver Aquarium
» This is the final Ocean Matters Lecture for 2019. All of us at Ocean Wise hope you enjoyed all the lectures and community education events in 2018. We thank you for your support.
Do Beluga Whales Have Different 'Names' for Each Other?
Beluga whales are highly sociable animals, traveling, hunting and playing together. Therefore, beluga whales need the ability to find each other when they are lost or separated from their pod. They do this by calling to each other. However, not all of these ‘contact calls’ are the same. Beluga whales make a large number of unique and complex calls when attempting to locate each other.
Brand new research from Ocean Wise, indicates that the reason why there are so many different ‘contact calls’ is because each different call is used to identify and contact distinct individuals - similar to how each human being has its own individual name!
Come and learn about this cutting edge science and how the data on wild beluga calls was actually collected.
About The Speaker
When? Tuesday 22nd January @ 7pm (doors 6.30pm)
Price: Free, but register to guarantee your seat
Accessibility: This event is wheelchair accessible Gender neutral and accessible bathrooms located in Clownfish Cove.
ASL Interpreter: Yes (supplied by WIDDH)
Location: The Vancouver Aquarium - Enter at Aquaquest Reception