Minutes at the Edge #12 – The Culture of Whales

Turns out, humans are no unique in the way they create cultures. Research into whales has now conclusively shown they are not only highly social and intelligent animals, but they also create their own culture and their culture has already impacted their genome.

Here is some food for thought:

Humpback Whales have hit songs

And something comparig humans and orca:

Impact of genes on human culture (paywall!)

Impact of genes on Orca culture

And now, please enjoy the podcast!