Killer whales have vocal repertoires that scientists call ‘dialects’ because they’re composed of calls unique to particular social groups. Discovering how whales develop these dialects hasn’t been possible in the wild because of the inherent challenges in tracking an individual whale’s vocalizations and behavior regularly and for extended periods of time. The HSWRI study took advantage of the unique habitat at SeaWorld that was outfitted with multichannel video and eight hydrophones. This environment allowed the researchers to record and analyze the calls made by individual whales over a five-year period.
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by Staff Catch new episodes of Sea Rescue and The Wildlife Docs this weekend! On Sea Rescue when a family on a boat trip in Florida discovers a newborn dolphin, his prospects don’t look good. But with round-the-clock care from the SeaWorld team, Turner the dolphin ends up fulfilling a vital role in the U.S Navy.
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“Sea Rescue” and “The Wildlife Docs” are New This Weekend! by Staff Catch new episodes of Sea Rescue and The Wildlife Docs this weekend! On Sea Rescue an orphaned killer whale calf turns up in the busy waters off Seattle and she’s in grave danger of being hit by a boat.
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On The Wildlife Docs, Samantha, an older female chimp at Busch Gardens Tampa, must undergo medical treatment before she can celebrate her birthday. Then, the park’s animal experts are called to help with a mother bear and her two cubs. See how the team helps the bears and gives them a new start in life. Sea Rescue and The Wildlife Docs air nationally on ABC on Saturday mornings during “Litton’s Weekend Adventure” and are among the most popular Saturday morning shows.
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Then, a monsoon blows a flock of pelicans off course, causing them to land in the scorching Arizona desert and even a crowded public swimming pool. On The Wildlife Docs when a baby kangaroo’s mother is no longer able to care for him, Busch Gardens’ dedicated animal care team steps in to raise him by hand. Then, see what happens a little over a year after Rukyah, the youngest of three Malayan tigers, is diagnosed with a life-threatening disease.
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