As it turns out, whales are capable of trading fishing secrets. In 1980, it was first observed
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As it turns out, whales are capable of trading fishing secrets. In 1980, it was first observed that a humpback whale was using a new technique of fishing, involving slapping its tail onto the surface of the ocean. Over the years, this behavior spread, and is now standard practice in that region. Computer programming has shown that it is highly unlikely this skill could have been learned independently, and is changing how scientists regard learned behavior in the animal kingdom.
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Photo credit: Whit Welles
(Type: photo | Published: 2013-04-26T21:30:00+0000)
[oreffo eed] - woot monkey spear fishing!
[htims retep] - I have an animal cognition exam in two weeks. This just made it into my revision. Thanks!
[lacsiram ailuj] - Awesome!!
[iksweinsel nivek] - That's awesome!!
[zenítram ilul] - Maca Agrelo
[lleb yelhsa] - Yes! Now go vegan!
[nosaflyg rutiet] - Thar she jumps
[dlanodcm nagem] - Does this fit into the definition of culture?
[nosaflyg rutiet] - Whales are not vegeterians
[qides ekim rj] - science at it's best at www.autosales.bz check us :)
[noom iven] - Monkey see monkey do
[esuor leoj] - "changing how scientists regard learned behavior in the animal kingdom." Well Duh animals learn new skills were proof of it
[sajor enaj ilela] - memaids! :p
[ffohretsew guod] - Still the best thing on facebook
[maharg noraa] - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nWLEvBg7jJU
[niido erot] - I fucking love nature.
[zevahc iram-naig natsirt] - That's awesome
[zepol hctim] - Vegan? They're animals. Derp!
[rellikrats neimad] - Or maybe.. Just maybe in 1980 a human finally started to observe this creature a little more closely and discovered a hunting technique they'd been using for hundreds maybe even thousands of years...
[retxab leinad] - Eat meat.
[htims nwahs ekim] - I understood whales did this as a way to knock the crustaions loose and also thats why they breached...
[zevahc iram-naig natsirt] - It's like they're acting like humans
[wuol neelloc] - In millenia to come this will be regarded as a part of whale evolution. How they changed their fishing technique to adapt to food sources changing.
[maharg noraa] - Lots of animals besides humans have developed collective learning!
[llah-sseyd legir] - It is immoral to kill sentient beings.
[yduel nayr] - 100th monkey effect?
[noilleberdnoyeb nerw-enilef anaira] - Because whales are awesome.
[thgihlliw-yllier siuol] - like teaching a dog? dogs teaching other dogs? i really wonder sometimes.
[llab ddot] - If a whales tail slaps in the woods.... Never mind...
[zerímar retep] - they are evolving
[noredlac odnamra ogeid] - Who knew animals were capable of learned behavior (sarcasm)
[zaid odrallag .a esoj] - Study the theory of morphogenetic fieds of Rupert Sheldrake and you will get a good explanation for the whale behavior.
[ztluhcs sinned] - This is like the family of killer whales that go onto the beach to hunt.They are the only ones who do it and it is passed down to the young.
[rarkaht najoop] - What do computers have to do with this?
[siragluv alupsev] - Sammy Horsey...cool hey :)
[laixod aicrum] - YOU DON'T SAY?!
[swodaem trawets] - Scientists are idiots if they thought animals couldn't communicate their knowledge to each other...
[yadillos arual] - Wow!!!
[gnaw gniqiy] - There is intellgence in everything and everyone!
[oãdnarb leugim] - this video are not related with the info in this post but i love it!
[rellim nahte] - It's evolution, baby.
[rellikrats neimad] - Stupidity seems to be more common in humans than other animals... Yes fuck ur biology books you are still animals :) unless of course you believe in the bible.. If so keep it up the truth isn't much better hahaha ;)
[sehguh e trebor] - Seems whales learn faster than Creationist.
[ynohtna zenitram] - So the photographer of the whale is named whit welles?
[llih ynohtna] - 100th monkey thing.
[nosreppe nonnahs] - Monkey see monkey do..... or in this case.... tis whales... lol
[cituanoruen weht] - while sheldrake's theory does indeed explain the transmission of behavior, occam's razor impels me to accept the simpler explanation of transmission of information through observation and learning
[nosnhoj ynot] - Culture
[rogergcm divad] - They are intelligant only takes one person to come up with an idea the rest copy look at us for example!!! dumb asses!!!
[nhaz arat] - They are so amazing!
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[nosp evad] - I saw dolphins use a method called sponging when looking for food along the bottom of the ocean to protect their noses from sharp rocks. They too learned this behavior from each other. It's amazing how they react to their own reflection too.
[syah semaj] - Just because they don't speak human doesn't mean they aren't intelligent.
[ydeerccm neitspirk] - Evolution is amazing man!!
[såroj draebor] - Human language is also copying. Just saying.
[rekab nhoj] - Whales, dolphins, probably a hell of a lot of other animals? Are PEOPLE.
[eromitlab nebuer] - Only huemans exclude themselves from the animal kingdom
[doogrettacs nhoj] - Only the arrogance of humans could assume that other mammals, indeed all creatures, are not capable of learned behaviour.
[lamronarap eht dna esrevinu eht tuoba stcaf] - Fish Secrets? haha wow.
[sdoow samoht] - And don't forget whale poop...
[edor esil] - Goodbye and thanks for all the fish...or something like that ;)
[yksinez euqinom] - nobody fucking cares . why does it even matter this page is fucking stuped
[iradyehhahs w aknayirp] - Mujoo apne din yaad hai, German professor.
[aivilo nmutua] - "This page is fucking stuped"
[telliuq htebasile] - The more I learn from animals the less I eat them.
[iksrotaz kireg] - This is pointless research. How many animals species show their young how to hunt? This isn't news
[gnuoy yrral] - I'm not disagreeing but how do you know this particular whale is the one who started to use this particular method, perhaps it's been used for generations but simply hadn't been witnessed before now or by someone who felt the need to take note of it and record the action. I mean for what the action does, it seems a pretty effective way of fishing so it's probably been used for quite a while. But that's just my opinion
[revaew netsirt] - Monique is fucking retarded lol
[zitro neuecm airam] - Autumn- maybe she's being ironic?
[eegcm yerok] - Whales kick ass. Quit eating them, JAPAN!
[snevar wehttam] - It's no surprise that developed creatures have similar tendencies and practices. We allow ourselves to be confused by nature because our social narratives consistently try to justify how we are different. One we get passed that and understand that we are all made of the same stuff, facts like these become much less surprising.
[ecallaw leunamme] - I bet Monique thinks Noah had 2 whales on his arc.......
[zerimar nnaoj] - Sam Jaime
[iksnibats salohcin] - hey monique, cool selfie!
[ettocrut cire auhsoj] - Hell, if dolphins can teach themselves the concept of money (and demonstrate a sense of future planning), there's no reason to presume their cousins can't also do nifty things
[sdlonyer nairb] - I am a commercial fisherman out of New Bedford, MA. In June of last year I had seen a mother and baby humpback breach multiple times, then the mother was slapping the water like that. I thought she was calling the baby, but maybe that's what she was doing. The beauties of nature.
[najar yajiv] - By the way some of the comments go here, it is a wonder Humans can even study anything at all. So I say cheers to those who are studying such stuff!
[ettocrut cire auhsoj] - There appear to be quite a number of people engaging in the caring activity here
[yksinez euqinom] - look i found a whale giv me a bunch of likes on a pic wow
[yadnom nehpets] - So, whales are more capable of thought and learning (taking another whale's advise) than most humans?
[tfarc ffej] - Whenever I'm fishing down here in Louisiana, you can see porpoises slapping their tails onto the water to kill and daze small schools of shrimp and small fish.
[tnarag ba] - Monique is out of the slammer?!?!
[nosp evad] - Dude.. That chick monique is in hall for cooking meth lmao.. Check her page! Stuped lolol
[nosp evad] - *jail
[aivilo nmutua] - I usually don't "stalk" random people but after viewing Monique's page I have a hard time thinking she even knows what irony is. Dumb people can be entertaining sometimes, then it just turns to pity.
[nitram rehpotsirhc] - Or the sun.
[am evets] - What I learned today: Monique is a cheeky, attention-seeking cunt.
[rezlnik trebor] - ^ Someone is ignorant/unappreciative. : / Perhaps both.
[redienhcs elleinad] - That Monique is an absolute moron!
[rezlnik trebor] - Previous comment was pretating to Monique.
[namwen leahcim] - of course they learn...
[ronsi nadroj werdna] - its kind of like when that one monkey learned how to use a stick to get termites and suddenly they all knew
[nosliw semaj] - Couldn't it also be Darwinism?
[reuaben darb] - Me Monique and me little brain can't comprehend science. Go back to church, you looney lol.
[namyal anna yrram ardnuasak] - How cool. Animals are a lot more intuitive then we think they are. I love how science continues to reinforce these ideas with examples from so many different species.
[nostaw assilem] - Lol Autumn! I just did the same. Monique - Ms Moe, posting from prison I see? Did you think this page would give you a better method for cooking the meth you've been locked up for?
[noslrac nimajneb] - Man, it's a whale party today.
[mlohgnir nröjb] - Monique Zenisky, no one force you to come here, if you don't like it, leave.
[awazsraw yram nonnahs] - Bullcrap - everyone knows that fishermen never share working techniques.
[doogrettacs nhoj] - Is that because everyone likes the Whale thingy more than you Monique Zenisky? Never mind. It's obviously a lot cleverer than you because it's able to adapt it's behaviour for it's own benefit. Something that you're probably incapable of :)
[aivilo nmutua] - Brad! Your occupation made me spit out my pop!! "Unofficial CEO of the sane at Telling religious people they're morons"
Best. Facebook. Job. Ever.
I fucking love science: As it turns out, whales are capable of trading fishing secrets. In 1980, it was first observed - 100th Comments
[ohletob yesmar] - It's tantamount to culture. Years ago in my evolutionary bio class I wrote about how there's only one species of orca with no subspecies - it's Orcinus orca. Yet they're differentiated as transients and residents. Transients are quiet and feed on marine mammals while residents are noisy and feed mostly on fish. If it's learned behavior passed on from generation to generation, how is it not culture?
[rezlnik trebor] - Melissa - Just..... Lol.
[siuol nadroj] - Sorry, I care and am interested. :)
[yeliw tole eguag] - Why are all the completely crappily thought out hate comments about people's intelligence? Seems kinda ironic...
[smada kcin] - I fucking love whales
[llohs etak] - Who cares about the meth? This is about how intelligent whales are. Be awed, not petty.
[nelluc refinnej] - Most whales are more intelligent than Monique.
[nelluc refinnej] - I fucking love whales, too!
[araveug .a odracir] - Yikes...hater-ville occupants posts :(..its just an FYI...geeeez!!
[remar nitsud] - That Monique girl is n jail for meth. Seems like her mother is the idiot that commented
[spillihp noriek] - Fucking whales, stealing our fish...
[notsgnivil bocaj] - This is the most entertaining comment thread I've read in a long while! :-D
[anera eoj] - http://www.dailymail.co.uk/sciencetech/article-2139619/So-long-thanks-fish-Dolphins-help-Brazilian-fisherman-catch-prey-swim-whats-them.html
[notsruht ylliw] - How is that meth working out for you Monique. Sounds like your mother is as much if a fucking idiot as you!! Let me guess you don't know your father and your mother thinks your a angel? Have fun in jail loser!!
[yennep esiuol assilem] - The hundrdth monkey experiment explains this further.
[yvuob nyltiak] - isn't it so cool when animals do people things? /sarcasm/
[nelluc refinnej] - I bet the whales teaching their children are better parents than Monique's mom.
Bahaha I'm sorry guys, I know I'm trolling. I'm done.
[teragram ydnam] - It surprises me that it still surprises anyone that animals are capable of learning new things from other animals.
[grebnellih auhsoj] - Where did the other comments go
[zirbma leon] - super cool!
[dyoll ykciv] - Rich Llo
[grebnellih auhsoj] - What was Monique's last name
[ecivres nimajneb] - Wtf. All the comments dissapeared. Moniques thinks she is Heisenburg
[nelluc refinnej] - They're still on my page?
[nelluc refinnej] - Zenisky?
[grebnellih auhsoj] - I know right I was gonna check her page and poof it was gone ...who has the last name?
[nosyarg mailliw] - So basically...evolution...xD
[nosyarg mailliw] - My conclusion; Whales are pokemon
[siuol nadroj] - So we have a moral imperative to catch them all?
[iii revluc .m divad] - Couldn't that haven't been common practice before a human saw it???
[ikslawok neb] - Maddy Montgomery This made me think of you :D
[ffarg evets] - That's very interesting, and I don't doubt that it's true. However, saying that "computer programming" has shown that this behavior is unlikely to have been developed independently is kind of silly. The "computer programming" is only as good as all of the data that went into it, and the methods used to arrive at a conclusion from that data. Maybe I'm splitting hairs here, but computers are not magical devices that churn out answers from on high.
[drop yeslek] - Monique clearly doesn't fucking love science.
[aral erialc] - Look at that big mofo! That thing is *alive*! AND IT COULD EAT ANY OF US WHOLE EVEN THOUGH IT'D BE AN ACCIDENT BECAUSE THEY DON'T EAT THAT WAY!! /easilyimpressed
[yelraf leahcar] - I like whales and I fucking love science!
[naed lliw] - I've been convinced for quite some time that a number of other species have culture. Dolphins/whales at the top of the list and there are clues among some birds and some apes as well.
[pohsib hpesoj] - Let me assure you Kate, meth is not petty.
[ynadop luap] - "why is it so hard for a Juggalette
To find her prince juggalo?"
(quote from Monique's page)
I think it might be a good idea to
Have this one spayed before she
Really jacks up the gene pool
[ydarg eaj] - Know what I like about whales? Fucking everything.
[llessur nerak] - You sure the "spread of the behaviour" is not more due to our increase in observations? How do we know they haven't always done this? Just curious.... ! Interesting!
[ylullig neelhtak] - Why is it so hard for us to acknowledge intelligence in other animals?
[nosdod kcin] - I thought we already knew this with how research has shown how monkeys teach and learn from each other?
[zitro odracir] - Monique weren't you in jail for cooking meth?
[gnappok anuahs] - Cool!
[norrab araic] - I don't know who Monique is but it sounds like she fucked up.
[elialhcs .p leahcim] - Evolution by Imitation. A thing Gabriel Tarde already "knew" in 1921...
[nahk najila] - Killer whales/orcas have been observed teaching hunting techniques to young orcas. Cetaceans (whales and dolphins) are the smartest creature after man.
[dlaregztif aral anaid] - Duh.
[rialb nodnarb] - Is it learned behavior through simple observation or intelligent communication?
[rebuh acissej] - That's terrifying
I fucking love science: As it turns out, whales are capable of trading fishing secrets. In 1980, it was first observed - 150th Comments
[elbon ynattirb] - I <3 humpbacks
[edardna eidderf] - Daniel Bogre Udell Whale language!
[ellivruoc leahcim] - Intelligent communication. For sure.
[iabatabat htebazile] - I don't understand why it's so difficult to acknowledge intelligence and learning behavior in other animals. I mean chimpanzees go on perimeter patrols and make tools and people are still trying to say they have no cognitive ability.
[tnulb ecurb] - Sea organism are far more intelligent than mankind. They have learned to keep there world in balance with out trying to destroy everything they touch. Plus they have to put up with our bill too.
[dlanodcm acissej] - This is used as a means of stunning the fish temporarily, correct? I believe dolphins do the same thing with their tails when their prey are in waters that are too shallow.
[drawllim nosaj] - Cap'n, there be whales here!
[avodroc kire] - Certain schools of Orca- Killer Whales have learned how to kill Great White sharks by flipping them over on their back until the become catatonic, it won't be long until they learn how to hunt humans.
[iii ttekcup leumas] - @Bruce Blunt Your statement is exactly why I read the comments on these posts... To laugh my high functioning monkey ass off :)
[lebies samoht llehctim] - They're gonna go extinct.
[sucnip tdnay adnil] - Where's Captain Ahab when you need him?
[wahsdarb nitram] - The probe aimed its transmission at earths oceans. Only human arrogance would assume the message was meant for them.
Star Trek IV .
[tamkih bikahs] - Whales are everywhere these days, they've even spread to the ocean.
[aszor repsaj leahcim] - The photo was taken by the Great White Welle! Related to Moby?
[nuarb hcire] - Those smart ass Muthas
[sniar nahtanhoj] - this just in sometimes the biggest difference between us and the other animals is our thumbs. and water is wet
[ahcor oinotna d] - Its like the hundredth monkey effect.
[htims bocaj] - Im with Samuel the 3rd^^^
[srewop naes] - Your with him? ^
[srewop naes] - Homo
[rehgallag kram] - So basically you just post trivia and get billions of likes. How much money are you making?
[renlov-dleifsnam aliehs] - INTERESTING???
[ognahsarab dogginlaer'ureh rasua] - According to science these are our true ancestors wish they would share with us the real science on creatures meaning how we truly relate to one another....for example a parrot and a squirrel has so much in common with humans it an irrefutable observation
[yksinez euqinom] - hate on me bc hata make me famis bitches. really y are all of u stalkeng my page i dont get it fuck off n mind ur biz about whales
[notsruht ylliw] - You can't even spell correctly!! Get an education you dumb bitch!!
[naeb ynnej] - I taught them
[eluy annahs] - Awesome. I wish I would have gone into marine biology like I dreamed. Nature is so amazing. :)
[xorc sl jon] - Monkey see, monkey do. Its basic evolution.
[arevir omak ahsatan] - ^^ except it isn't evolution, it's adaptation.
[mahdnyw hsim] - There are dolphins that live in the port river in Adelaide that have learnt how how to tail walk! Apparently years ago a dolphin that was from a marine zoo was released in there and they have all learnt how to do it
[draw tnecniv] - But... Adaptation leads to evolution.....
[gibbens naeb] - ^^ except it isn't adaptation; it is learning ;)
[zehcnas lebasi] - They also can moonwalk... Lol;)
[renlov-dleifsnam aliehs] - INCREDIBLE!!!
[sgninnej mot] - Shot down, not once, but twice! Would you like some cream for that burn Vincent? ;)
[elgnim assilem] - thats really cool!
[nosam-layr adnama] - Why are scientists "surprised" that animals think, share and have a sense of self?!
[nnyl ffit] - It's a collective conscience. Just like the hundredth monkey.
[ikswodzo nerual] - Stephanie Black Save the whales
[xesse reerg htiduj] - It's always so disappointing that we are surprised, that creatures who were here LONG before us can think and feel.
[ppank yam mik] - Now that we know they communicate, think, feel, and learn from each other, how about we declare their sentience and stop hunting them?
[ppeg aras] - Animals are people to!!
[yelgnits .t kcirtap] - Amazing. In all those millions of years, whales waited till the last 30 years to discover slapping their tails.
Either they're not that intelligent, or intelligence is relative.
[óbazs cneref] - Dolphins call each other by names. Each dolphin has a specific sound to be called by the others and they call each other independently. I suspect the whales aren't dumber either. It would be time to declare them persons, as individuals. We can "get by" just fine without using anything that could come from a dead whale or dolphin.
[notneb nohtanoj] - Oh, and the pod ate the shark.
[llehctim notnert] - I'm guessing they are more likely learning easier ways to adapt around humans.
[hcoh elletsirhc] - I fucking love whales
[nosugref ynohtna] - I thought that was called evolution...
[gninnac wehttam] - Only if it's hereditary. This seems more like learned behaviour.
[inihcnarf onurb] - Computer programming?! Or a computer simulation?
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