VIDEO: Haunting Vocalizations of a False Killer Whale
Enjoy this video of a false killer whale vocalizing as he explores a research vessel in the Bay of Islands, New Zealand.
False killer whales have been observed making a variety of vocalizations, including ascending whistles, low frequency pulse trains, high frequency pulse trains and echolocation clicks. Their sounds are distinct from other species of dolphin.*
* Source: The University of Rhode Island
The name, “Blackfish,” isn’t just reserved for Orcinus orca. False killer whales, or Pseudorca crassidens – the third largest member of the dolphin family – are also referred to as this, as are several species of fish.
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