9 Weird Ways Animals Communicate

We all know ducks quack, dogs bark, and birds chirp, but that barely scratches the surface of all the amazing ways animals have devised to talk to each other!

Demon Mole Rat images: http://www.wired.com/2013/10/head-banging-demon-mole-rats-just-want-to-be-left-alone/

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Sources:

Elephants:
http://www.birds.cornell.edu/brp/elephant/cyclotis/language/infrasound.html
http://news.nationalgeographic.com/news/2004/03/0303_040303_elephants.html
http://news.stanford.edu/news/2005/june1/elephant-052505.html

Tarsiers:
http://www.sciencemag.org/news/2012/02/tarsiers-communicate-secret-speech
http://rsbl.royalsocietypublishing.org/content/early/2012/01/27/rsbl.2011.1149

Prairie dogs:
http://www.npr.org/2011/01/20/132650631/new-language-discovered-prairiedogese
http://blogs.scientificamerican.com/running-ponies/catch-the-wave-decoding-the-prairie-doge28099s-contagious-jump-yips/

Mole rats:
http://www.wired.com/2013/10/head-banging-demon-mole-rats-just-want-to-be-left-alone/
http://www.independent.co.uk/news/science/headbanging-comes-to-the-golan-heights-israeli-mole-rats-thump-their-skulls-to-keep-in-touch-writes-1537952.html

Caribbean sperm whales:
http://news.nationalgeographic.com/2015/09/150908-sperm-whale-culture-vocalizations-animals-oceans-galapagos-science/
http://phys.org/news/2016-02-caribbean-sperm-whales-regional-dialect.html
http://rsos.royalsocietypublishing.org/content/3/1/150372

White rhinos:
http://channel.nationalgeographic.com/wild/everything-you-didnt-know-about-animals/videos/rhino-poop-communication/
http://link.springer.com/article/10.1007/s10071-014-0810-8#/page-1
http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0003347213000110
http://wildlifeact.com/blog/what-is-a-rhino-midden/

Caribbean Reef Squid:
http://www2.clarku.edu/departments/biology/biol201/2010/erross/reefsquid.html
http://www.geo.fu-berlin.de/geol/fachrichtungen/pal/eigenproduktion/Band_03/05.pdf
http://marinebio.org/species.asp?id=286

Coral grouper:
http://voices.nationalgeographic.com/2013/04/29/fish-uses-sign-language-with-other-species/
http://www.nature.com/ncomms/journal/v4/n4/full/ncomms2781.html

Singing caterpillars:
http://blogs.discovermagazine.com/inkfish/2014/04/11/caterpillars-sneak-into-ant-nests-by-singing-like-queens/#.V09-4vkrKUl
http://journals.plos.org/plosone/article?id=10.1371/journal.pone.0094341 http://www.academia.edu/18275464/Behavioural_aspects_of_adoption_of_Maculinea_caterpillars_by_Myrmica_ants

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