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June 5, 2013 By Andy Ross

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Whale language?

What makes a language? Or a dialect? In this fascinating study you can help science to decipher that question.

By matching whale songs using spectrograms you can help scientists build up an understanding of how whales communicate and help people understand more about the ways that the underwater world is changing in response to shipping noise and other sounds that we are introducing into the environment. The study can be found here and the background information on the website is very useful and interesting.