Communication and Perception
Little is known about perception and communication in gray whales. Most whales communicate using a variety of high and low frequency "whale songs", including prolonged deep moans. Evidence suggests that gray whales use a simple array of short pulses and moans. Short pulses may be used for basic echolocation.
Communication Channels: acoustic
Other Communication Modes: choruses
Perception Channels: visual ; acoustic ; echolocation
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