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You're right that there have been few playback studies assessing the response of sperm whales to sperm whale clicks. A couple of studies have shown a response (reduced foraging, returning to surface[1,2]) when killer whale vocalizations are played in the presence of sperm whales. As an acoustician focused on odontocete echolocation clicks, I field a lot of ...


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There has been a study / rescue attempt of a group of male sperm whales a few decades ago, where female sperm whale codas (a type of rhythmic communication clicks) where played from an underwater transducer in order to entice the males and lure them from an area of confined waters and into deeper water. According to this study1, the playback was not ...


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