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  • n. Plural form of upcall.


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  • Each tag recorded from 2 to 18 calls, which included the whales 'greeting "upcalls" (seemingly questioning "hmm?" sounds that go from a low to high pitch - see video), as well as background noise-believed to come from commercial shipping.

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  • Whales produce upcalls, sometimes called contact calls, when they are alone or in the process of joining with other whales.

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  • These frequencies overlap with the frequencies of right whale upcalls.

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  • Another implication for potential changes in whale calls is that upcalls are the whale calls that conservationists use to monitor right whale populations.

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  • "Right whale upcalls are used extensively for passive acoustic monitoring in conservation efforts to protect this endangered species," said Parks.

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  • And speaking of wake-upcalls and freebies, Lancaster, Pa. -based Auntie Anne's soft pretzel franchiser will give away original or cinnamonsugar pretzels from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Free Pretzel Day, Feb. 20, as a "snacking wakeup call."

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