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Orcas Can Mimic Human Speech, Research Suggests

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Whales can mimic human speech, and you have to hear it to believe it

Technology / Gadgets : BGR (Boy Genius Report)

We've known for some time that orca whales are incredibly intelligent creatures, capable of advanced social behaviors and coordinated hunting efforts, but new research has revealed that they're actually smart enough to mimic human s...

A whale with words: Orca mimics human speech

Humor / odd : The Sideshow

It is the first scientific demonstration of an orca mimicking human words, which also included "Amy" -- the name of Wikie's handler -- "Bye-Bye", and "One-Two-Three". "We were not expecting a perfect match, like a parrot," researche...

LISTEN: Male Beluga Whale Mimics Human Speech

Lifestyle / Green Living : Ecorazzi

A new study by the National Marine Mammal Foundation shows that Beluga whales are capable of mimicking human speech. Read More The post LISTEN: Male Beluga Whale Mimics Human Speech appeared first on Ecorazzi.

Whale mimics human speech

Humor : Boing Boing

From the NMMFoundation: A new paper published by the National Marine Mammal Foundation in the scientific journal Current Biology sheds light on the ability of marine mammals to spontaneously mimic human speech. The study details the...

Orca learns to mimic human speech for the first time

Lifestyle / Green Living : Inhabitat

An orca has learned how to emulate human speech for the first time. Through an experiment conducted by researchers at Complutense University of Madrid, Wilkie the Whale has acquired a limited vocabulary which includes the words "hel...


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