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Why do they sing? How do they learn their songs? Is there a connection to music more generally? Dr Luke Rendell and Dr Ellen Garland of St Andrews University’s Sea Mammal Research Unit describe the latest insights and explore their implications with composers Dr Alex South and Dr Emily Doolittle who introduces a performance by the Kapten Trio of her piece Bowheads, based on the songs of the bowhead whale. Followed by a special discussion table where you can meet the speakers and carry on the conversation.

You can watch this free event from here, or if you’d like to join questions and discussion, you can also go direct to it in the Science Festival’s YouTube channel

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After the presentation you can see a performance of Emily Doolittle’s ‘Bowheads’ by the Kapten Trio, through the link below.

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