Here & Now's Peter O'Dowd speaks with naturalist and filmmaker Tom Mustill about his new book "How to Speak Whale: A Voyage Into the Future of Animal Communication."
A close encounter with a humpback whale started Mustill on a journey to find out how scientists are attempting to determine how whales and other cetaceans communicate.
Book excerpt: 'How to Speak Wale'
By Tom Mustill
Excerpted from "How to Speak Whale: A Voyage Into the Future of Animal Communication" by Tom Mustill Copyright © 2022 by Tom Mustill. Excerpted by permission of Grand Central Publishing. All rights reserved. No part of this excerpt may be reproduced or reprinted without permission in writing from the publisher.
This segment aired on September 19, 2022.