Study contradicts belief that whales learn songs from one another

Source: Science Daily

A new study is directly contradicting the widely accepted cultural transmission hypothesis suggesting that whales learn their songs from other whales. ‘Our findings indicate that neither cultural transmission nor social learning contributes significantly to how humpback whales change their songs over time.’, says one of the researchers.

https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2021/02/210212123521.htm