Legendary ‘Unicorns’ Have Individual Voices
"For the first time, we could really 'ride' with the animals as they were vocalizing and as they were moving." Ari Shapiro, Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution spokeperson
- Ari Shapiro, Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution spokeperson
Baffin Island, Nunavut Territory, Canada - Arctic whales whose long, spiraled tusks created the myth of the unicorn seem to call out with individual voices, according to a new study.
Researchers think the vocalizations help narwhals to recognize each other or reunite with distant pods, just as our relatives can identify us over the phone, for instance