Reading in Marine Biology

I am currently reading The Cultural Lives of Whales and Dolphins, published just last month, which is a very long and thought provoking book. Thoughts in the first few chapters: What is culture, and does the passing along of learning between animals in a community constitute culture? How alike are we in our human cultures to animals which lack the rich content of human languages? I'll do a review when I'm finished. But, it's off to listen to whale song underwater here, now.

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