Unravelling the mysteries of humpback whale songs: exploring the cultural evolution of non-human animals across oceans

08 July 2023 14:00 - 14:20 The Royal Society Free
Promotional card for Natalie Sinclair - National Geographic Explorer, with a humpback whale in the background.

This event is part of the Royal Society's Summer Science Exhibition 2023.

Natalie Sinclair's talk explores the cultural evolution of non-human animals across oceans.

By studying the fine-scale changes in humpback whale songs, Natalie aims to uncover the complexities of these mysterious sounds and what they can reveal about the evolution of animal culture. She encourages listeners to appreciate and conserve the unique cultures of other animals.

Natalie Sinclair, a Scottish marine biologist and National Geographic Early Career Grant recipient, explores cultural evolution of humpback whale songs across oceans. She founded and organises annual science event Wild Bannockburn and spoke at COP26's Concert for the Climate as a young environmental leader. Natalie is completing her PhD on humpback whale songs at the University of St Andrew’s.

Attending the event

This talk will be held in the Kohn Centre room on Saturday 8 July 2023, 2pm — 2.20pm.

  • Free to attend
  • In person only
  • No registration required
  • Suitable for everyone
  • Travel and accessibility information - contact us directly to arrange any specific accessibility requirements
  • Food and drink will be available for purchase at our onsite café

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