Whale 'makes human-like sounds' | Interesting Reading | Scoop.it

Researchers in the US are shocked to hear a whale making vocalisations similar to human speech in frequency and cadence.

They found that vocal bursts averaged about three per second, with pauses reminiscent of human speech. Analysis of the recordings showed that the frequencies within them were spread out into "harmonics" in a way very unlike whales' normal vocalisations and more like those of humans.

Via Natalie Stewart