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Scientists at Dalhousie University in Canada, found that sperm whales - the largest toothed cetaceans on the planet - use different 'dialects', based on the group with which they live. The study was published in Nature Communications magazine.

Researchers compared sounds made by whales and their behavior, from data collected over 18 years. According to the study, cetaceans learn to make sounds imitating their peers. "Our results support the hypothesis that some of the main features of human culture, such as social learning, can be found in animal populations," said Maurice Singer, one of the authors of scientific work.

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