Join the Whale Trust research team and special guests for an evening celebrating the enchanting humpback whale song that captured our hearts and helped saved a species. This memorable evening will feature outrigger canoe trips from shore hosted by Whale Trust researchers, a sunset dinner at the beach by Chef Lee, and a private concert by John Cruz.
The song of the humpback whale is a loud, complex series of sounds repeated over time. It occurs primarily (although not exclusively) during the breeding season, is sung only by males, and its composition changes as it is being sung with all singers in a population singing the same version at any one time. Whale Trust’s research programs have investigated song function through intensive study of the behavior of singers and their interactions with other whales, in addition to research addressing the natural behavior patterns associated with reproduction.
Integrated studies of population biology, genetics, ecology and behavior, and the dissemination of this critical information to policy makers and the public informs meaningful management and conservation programs.
This benefit event will help fund the Whale Trust research team’s humpback whale behavior studies throughout the upcoming season. The conservation of a species requires that we know enough about natural behavior patterns (migratory patterns, interactions with other groups, foraging demands, reproductive behavior, communication) that we can develop effective protection measures. .
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