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A new study has found that short-finned pilot whales living off the coast of Hawai'i have their own sorts of vocal dialects, a discovery that may help researchers understand the whales' complex... more
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Far-ranging fin whales find year-round residence in Gulf of California  SCIENCE DAILY · 6 days
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Far-ranging fin whales find year-round residence in Gulf of California  PHYS.ORG · 6 days
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