How Climate Change Makes Social Learning Among Animals More Important
Put yourself in the mind of a killer whale. So far, you’ve lived off of a diet of only marine mammals: seals, sea lions, porpoises, even otters on occasion. So what do you do if, one day, climate change makes these marine mammals disappear?
Do you keep going back to the same places where seals used to swim? Or, do you take the example of the strange whales that live in nearby harbors, which eat fish instead of mammals? Do you learn from a new culture—or starve?
Find out why you might have to choose in Nautilus Magazine.