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Why do whales sing? by Alexandra Parsons

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Published by Disney Books by Mail in [Burbank, Calif.] .
Written in English


  • Animal communication -- Juvenile literature,
  • Sound production by animals -- Juvenile literature,
  • Animals -- Miscellanea -- Juvenile literature,
  • Animal communication -- Miscellanea,
  • Animal sounds -- Miscellanea,
  • Questions and answers

Book details:

Edition Notes

Statement[writer, Alexandra Parsons ; illustrators, the Alvin White Studios and Richard Manning].
SeriesMickey wonders why
ContributionsManning, Richard, ill.
LC ClassificationsQL776 .P35 1992
The Physical Object
Pagination27 p. :
Number of Pages27
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL1343905M
ISBN 101563262045
LC Control Number92230249

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Why Do Whales Sing? Singing is a feature that has been observed among several of the popular baleen whale species such as the humpback whale and blue whale. These marine mammals are able to produce loud melodic notes and tones which closely mimic the sounds of music created by humans and are commonly refered as whale songs. Only a few species are known to sing. Blue, fin, bowhead minke whales, and of course humpback whales. These are all baleen whales which use hairy baleen plates instead of teeth to trap their prey. Meanwhile, toothed whales do use echolocation, and they and other species of baleen whales make social sounds, such as cries and whistles, to. Why do Whales Sing? Whales sing. There is a traditional explanation which attributes whale singing to male whales as a way to seduce female whales while looking to reproduce. The evidence that support this explanation is that only male humpback whales learn to sing. Whale singing is one of the most characteristic and intriguing behaviors of whales. A book on his recording experiences and techniques is not out of the realm of interest, therefore. This book, illustrated with a track CD, explains a fair bit about where and how each recording was made. But it fails to answer, or even address, the questions of the book's title. Why DO whales sing? Why DO children sing?Cited by: 5.

Why Do Whales and Children Sing? book. Read reviews from world’s largest community for readers. This book of short essays, each accompanied by a track on 4/5(2). Just why do humpback whales sing? That's the question that has marine behavioral biologist Nate Quinn and his crew poking, charting, recording, and photographing very big, wet, gray marine mammals. Until the extraordinary day when a whale lifts its tail into the air to display a cryptic message spelled out in foot-high letters: Bite me/5(). Why Do Whales Sing? Whales use sounds to communicate with each other in the oceans. A few baleen whales can even sing. Blue, fin, bowhead, minke and humpback whales all sing. Their songs are variable in length, they have sophisticated patterns. One humpback whale was recorded singing repeatedly at his breeding grounds for 22 hours! Get this from a library! Why do whales sing?. [Alexandra Parsons; Richard Manning] -- A book about animals and how they communicate.

  Why do humpback whales sing? This is the basic theme behind the story contained in this book. I picked it up because whales are one of my favorite animals, and I have always loved listening to their singing. Also, I hadn't read a funny book in a while, and needed a break from the 'serious' stuff. I have to say it: It's a whale of a tale!/5. Science assumed the answer was obvious: love songs. After all, only male humpbacks start the long song cycles that last for hours, and they only do it in the breeding grounds where the females come each year. Science assumed whales sing to attract mates, just like many species of birds and mammals do. But science was wrong. Find many great new & used options and get the best deals for Why Do Whales Sing? Vol. 5 by Alexandra Parsons (, Hardcover) at the best online prices at .   Healing songs of Dolphins & Whales | Deep Meditative Music for Harmony of Inner Peace - Duration: Meditation & Relaxation - Music channel 2,, views.