A ghostly noise that was recorded near the Mariana Trench has finally been identified. According to the researchers at Oregon State University's Hatfield Marine Science Center, who documented the vocalization, the sound could have been a never before heard whale call from a minke whale.
A new study provides evidence that dinosaurs might not have roar, but instead, cooed like the birds we have today.
Pigs are smart and sociable animals, which is why it is not hard to believe that pigs oink for no reason.
Male wild gorillas appear to "hum" or "sing" while eating their favorite food. Since these calls are too quiet to be a sort of "diner bell," researchers suggest they are used to coordinate group feeding activities. In other words, if the food is tasty, males signal to women and younger group members to join in on the good eats.
Although pitch perception was thought to be unique among humans, researchers recently discovered small monkeys known as marmosets use auditory cues to distinguish between low and high notes, just like we do.
Small talk may be an evolutionary way to establish closeness, and we may have inherited it from the primates. A recent study looks at the way lemurs call out to certain known other lemurs to maintain closeness.
Researchers from the University of Southern Denmark recently discovered that despite having different organs for voice production, humans and birds use the exact same physical mechanism to make vocalizations.
A recent analysis found fault in a study that claimed chimpanzees newcomers were able to learn language from the native group they joined. Researchers suggest the original Edinburgh Zoo study was flawed and the conclusions actually misrepresents what the data shows.
Scientists from the Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution have made the first-ever field observations of Omura's whales, which occured off the coast of Madagascar. This study sheds light on the rare species' behavior and habitat preferences.
Howler monkeys are fairly small animals, but can roar as powerfully as tigers. This ability comes at a evolutionary trade-off, though: howler monkeys with louder calls often have smaller reproductive organs, a recent study revealed.
Researchers have long understood that male mice sing, or use vocalizations, to attract their mates. However, a recent study using specialized microphones found that the female mice sing back – but only if they're interested.
Antarctic fur seal pups listen for their certain qualities in their mother's vocal signature in order to correctly identify them in dense colonies.
Scientists are just beginning to understand how whales produce sound, and now new research suggests that like humans, North Atlantic right whales boast unique individual voices.
Penguins have gotten a bad reputation as being some of nature's loudest squawkers, earning them the nickname "jackass penguins." But scientists behind a recent study have finally figured out what these noisy birds are trying to say, according to a press release.