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Culture Among Sperm Whales?

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Science  07 Nov 2003:
Vol. 302, Issue 5647, pp. 990
DOI: 10.1126/science.1091918

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Sperm Whales Social Evolution in the Ocean. By Hal Whitehead. University of Chicago Press, Chicago, 2003. 455 pp. $80. ISBN 0-226-89517-3. Paper, $30. ISBN 0-226-89518-1.

Building on his nearly two decades of field research with sperm whales, Whitehead describes their habitat, biology, and ecology and considers how the ocean environment has shaped their social behavior and cultural evolution.