Staff Profile

Peter Tyack

Scientist Emeritus

SCIENTIST EMERITUS

Biology

Email: ptyack@whoi.edu

Phone:

Address: Marine Research Facility 245,   Mail Stop: 50

Education

A.B. Harvard University, 1976, Biology
Ph.D. Rockefeller University, 1982,
Animal Behavior

Research Interests

Social behavior and acoustic communication in cetaceans; vocal learning and mimicry in the natural communication systems of cetaceans; individually distinctive signature signals, vocal learning, and mimicry in the bottlenose dolphin and the sperm whale; acoustic structure and social functions of the songs of baleen whales; responses of cetaceans to human noise; playback to cetaceans of their own and conspecific vocalizations; development of methods to identify which cetacean produces a sound within a social group of conspecifics.