Whale Syntax

I continue to be obsessed with these sounds, from Charles Lindsay’s CODE Humpback. I am always astonished that humans think other species on earth do not have language, complex or otherwise. Once upon a time I was an avid scuba diver and time spent under water in the vicinity of whales and other cetaceans quickly removes such a thought. Of course, I also trained as a linguist, so that may have something to do with it.

The RCA Morse Code transmitting and receiving stations at Bolinas and Pt. Reyes California are the last of their kind in the U.S. to maintain this once vital maritime language.

I had no idea those still existed, and would like to see them.

Are whales older than Sanskrit? [YES]





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