How Do Whales Talk Under Water? 

Baleen whales, such as humpback whales, are well known for communicating with “whale songs” but vocalising under water is not easy for an air-breathing mammal as air must be kept out of the respiratory passages when the animal is diving.  Try talking under water when you are holding your breath.  A group of scientists have […]

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Bird Singing

Bird Voice Box is Unique

Bird voice box is unique, according to ScienceDaily 24 September 2018 and Science (AAAS) News 5 October and PNAS published online 24 September 2018, doi: 10.1073/pnas.1804586115. Reptiles, amphibians and mammals produce sounds in the larynx – a structure in the throat at the top of the trachea (windpipe), but bird sounds are produced in a […]

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Oldest Bird Vocal Organ

Oldest bird vocal organ found, according to reports in BBC News, ABC News, and ScienceDaily and Nature, 2016 DOI: 10.1038/nature19852, published online 12 October 2016. Birds make sounds using an organ named a syrinx, which is located at the junction of the trachea and the two main bronchi down in the bird’s chest. This structure […]

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