The story goes that there are two cultures of killer whale, genetically
indistinguishable (i.e., one species) but with no cross-breeding evident:
the pelagic, ocean-roaming, husky-eating, kayak-tipping "wolf pack" variety
and the Puget-Sound-local, salmon-eating, laid-back "Shamu" variety.
Allegedly, they speak two *different "languages"*, too.
Can anyone here tell me how controversial this notion is among ethologists
and marine biologists?
Is it generally accepted? Is it thoroughly discredited? Who espoused it?;
who shot it full of holes?
Is it just an "urban legend"? I crave facts and cites. Tomorrow I'll start
digging in earnest--but tonight, I thought I'd cast my question to this
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