Play With SoundTry the following game to see how whales call to each other.
In a small group select one person who will stand a little apart and be blindfolded, whilst everyone else stands in a circle. Lead the blindfolded person into the circle, whilst players in the circle start to make whale or dolphin sounds. The blindfolded player has to try and indicate from which direction the calls come.
Dolphins and whales are better at locating sound because it is easier underwater- and also much easier than seeing each other as there is almost no light at only a few metres depth.
Many whales and dolphins live in small social groups where communication is important for co-operating in such activities as hunting.
Click here to enjoy voices of orcas, like the ones from WDC’s adoption scheme from Johnston Straight in Canada.
Click here learn about the science and uses of sound in the sea.