October 26, 2021

Science

The world of science and technology

The Secret Language of Elephants

2 min read

The Secret Language of Elephants

SciShow is supported by Brilliant.org. Go to https://Brilliant.org/SciShow to get 20% off of an annual Premium subscription.

You are probably aware of the fact that elephants make trumpeting noises – but did you know that most of their communication is so low pitched that humans can’t even hear it?

Hosted by: Michael Aranda

SciShow has a spinoff podcast! It’s called SciShow Tangents. Check it out at http://www.scishowtangents.org
———-
Support SciShow by becoming a patron on Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/scishow
———-
Huge thanks go to the following Patreon supporters for helping us keep SciShow free for everyone forever:

Eric Jensen, Matt Curls, Sam Buck, Christopher R Boucher, Avi Yashchin, Adam Brainard, Greg, Alex Hackman, Sam Lutfi, D.A. Noe, Piya Shedden, Scott Satovsky Jr, Charles Southerland, Patrick D. Ashmore, charles george, Kevin Bealer, Chris Peters
———-
Looking for SciShow elsewhere on the internet?
Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/scishow
Twitter: http://www.twitter.com/scishow
Tumblr: http://scishow.tumblr.com
Instagram: http://instagram.com/thescishow
———-
Sources:
https://academic.oup.com/bioscience/article/49/5/353/227165

Deep into Infrasound


https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/books/NBK10924/
http://dev.physicslab.org/Document.aspx?doctype=3&filename=WavesSound_IntroSound.xml
https://www.sfu.ca/sonic-studio-webdav/handbook/Diffraction.html
https://journals.ametsoc.org/doi/full/10.1175/EI147.1
https://link.springer.com/article/10.1007/s00265-018-2451-4
https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC4191980/

Image Sources:
https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Katy_Payne_-_Pop!Tech_2009_-_Camden,_ME_(4035567592)_(cropped).jpg
https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Ultrasound_range_diagram.svg
https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:African_Elephant_(Loxodonta_africana)_bull_(31100819046).jpg
https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Elephas_maximus_(Bandipur).jpg
https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Angry_elephant_ears.jpg
https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Forest_elephant.jpg
https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Elephants_at_Amboseli_national_park_against_Mount_Kilimanjaro.jpg
https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Asian_Elephant_at_Corbett_National_Park_15.jpg


https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Radio_collared_wild_elephant_at_Koshi_Tappu_Wildlife_Reserve.jpg