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What anatomical structures do baleen whales use to vocalize?

What anatomical structures do baleen whales use to vocalize? How does this differ between species?
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Can multiple cetacean species communicate?

It seems that individuals within the same species have their own communication, but is there evidence to suggest that individuals from different species are able to communicate?
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Why do humpback whales sing songs?

Scientists have documented that it seems to only be male humpback whales who sing structured songs, but do we know what purpose their songs play?
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Identify this insect/egg? [duplicate]

Any idea of what this could be? We found a few hanging in our walls and ceiling! Thanks Edit : This has been found in Singapore (hot and humid the whole year), when we first move in the place, we ...
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What could make honey badgers afraid?

The honey badgers are regarded as the world most fearless animal. A honey badger often shows us fearless behavior like predating cobras, honeybees, and threatening lions, hyenas, which are very ...
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Why do musk deer have the smallest red blood cells and amphibians have the largest?

What is the reason that musk deer have the smallest red blood cells and amphibians have the largest? Should they not be proportionate to the size of the organism?
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Do Squirrels have 4 legs OR 2 arms and 2 legs? [duplicate]

Do squirrels have four legs, or two arms and two legs? I first asked this question many years ago, and it has since unearthed a whole array of conundrums and questions that I have struggled to get a ...
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Strange insect identification

Tonight I have found this new friend flyng inside my home. First time ever I sea something like this here in the north East of Italy
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Bird vs Fish Encounter?

Visiting a beach at the ocean, I recently saw a Great Blue Heron dive and catch quite a spiky/large (and colorful! I think it was called a sculpin) crosswise in it's bill. It appeared, potential meal ...
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Caterpillars on Leaves

How do caterpillars know not to eat leaves from the wrong direction? In other words, if they are on the end of the leaf and munched the middle of the leaf, then the part of the leaf the caterpillar ...
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Can animals train to be noticeably stronger, faster, more agile.. than other animals of the same species?

Humans have huge variation in physical ability because of exercise differences. Olympic athletes are a number of times stronger than average people on the street. It seems that variation in animals is ...
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Some facts about the chameleophant please [closed]

Can you give me some facts (where it lives, their size etc.) about the chameleophant? Can't find it on google...
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Do I get vitamin D from licking my dogs fur?

I recently read that dogs absorb vitamin D from oils in their fur, does this mean humans could absorb vitamin D from the same oil? Also please note I don't plan on actually doing this. Source: https:...
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Which parent teaches a young hawk to fly?

I originally wanted to ask this question but I got the answer from you in a question about eagles. I want to share something with you that i had never actually seen before until recently. Over the ...
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Is urban beekeeeping harmful or are there good practices to follow?

I have found several newspaper articles on how good could be urban beekeeping both for the bees and for agriculture. Today I read this one: Urban beekeeping is harming wild bees saying that urban ...
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Why do snails hang out alone?

I would like to know, if snails have families, then why do snails hang out by themselves? What kind of animals are they, rectiles, insects, where are they categorized in the kingdom, phylum, ..., ...
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What species of three-tailed flying insect is this?

What species of insect is this? Collected in spring in the United Kingdom near a river in an urban area during the late afternoon. They were flying up and down in the air.
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What is the difference between Hermaphrodite, dioecious and monoecious? [duplicate]

I was reading about the Animalia Phylums and my book is using all the above terms interchangeably and now I'm confused. Like Platyhelminthes is been given Hermaphrodite term while Annelid like Nereis ...
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What advantages do birds gain when they mimic other bird species calls in the wild?

I've read that birds such as crows and blue jays often mimic other bird species calls. There seems to be evidence that birds do learn and react to other bird species calls, specifically when they ...