The Amazing World of Whales: Why They Sing, and Other Fascinating Facts

Columbia University

Conservation Biologist Stephanie Sardelis studied at Columbia University, where she analyzed the migration of Arctic marine mammals using bioacoustics. In addition, she has published numerous peer-reviewed papers on promoting the success of women in science, particularly at conferences. Stephanie was an educator at Ripley’s Aquarium of Canada and serves as National Aquatic Invasive Species Science Advisor for the federal government of Canada.


Amazing Facts About Whales You Never Knew

Most people have heard whales sing: their mesmerizing and haunting melodies have certainly captured our ears, as well as our hearts. But have you ever wondered how and why they sing? Are they marking their territory, maybe showing off to attract mates? Or are they just exploring the sea around them and expressing themselves? How far do their songs travel across vast, dark oceans? And what happens when they can’t hear or understand each other?

More Interesting Facts About Whales

Dive deeper into the amazing world of whales with your guide, Stephanie Sardelis, who will teach you about the diversity of marine mammals and how they communicate in ways that aren’t so different from us. Discover how scientists are tuning in to conserve the largest animals on Earth, among many other mysteries of our oceans that have yet to be solved.

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