SightThe ocean waters are, by their very nature, dark and murky. The sunlight penetrates only the top of the water. Therefore whales (and other fish and cetaceans) do not rely heavily...
Whale Senses – Echolocation
Echolocation is a fascinating ability that is only found in very few animal species known to mankind. These include bats, dolphins and some whale species. In the case of whales, echolocation...
Whale Senses – Hearing
Whales rely heavily on their sense of hearing, since their sight is compromised in the deep, dark waters of the oceans. Unlike light particles, sound waves travel very well in water,...
Whale Senses – Sight
Like just about every land and sea animal on the planet, cetaceans (of which whales are members) have eyes and a degree of eyesight. Some animals rely heavily on this faculty...
Whale Senses – Smell
For a long time, cetaceans have been thought to have either an extremely limited sense of smell or none at all. This is largely because the olfactory bulb (a sensory centre...
Whale Senses – Taste
The sense of taste is, in general, not as important to all animals as it is to human beings. We delight in a range of flavours, even craving sweet, sour or...
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