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Dr. Peter Beamish The Director of Ceta-Research, Dr.Peter Beamish, came to Trinity, Trinity Bay, Newfoundland, CA, because it appeared to be the best place in the world to see and study The Great Whales, dolphins and porpoises. Major efforts were made to rescue entrapped whales and to prevent their getting caught in fishing nets but these animals were under intense biological stress and thus gave us data on communications research only in the realm of what is now called "Signal Based Communication." The entrapment problem has been minimized by acoustic "pingers" as warning devices, by rescue teams and by the smaller number of nets due to an east coast fishing moratorium.

Since the recent discovery of another form of communication, found under low biological stress conditions, called "Rhythm Based Communication" (RBC), Ceta-Research has concentrated on this field. Small computers are used to translate concepts from the minds of humpback, fin and minke whales, dolphins, red fox, black bears, arctic and snowshoe hares, moose, caribou, beavers, bald eagles and other marine birds.

Guests are invited to join research teams as the greater the number of synchronous signals transmitted, the better the creature's response. Guests can "feel" the animal's emotions and often can enter into a one-to-one communication experience. There seems to be a critical brain mass, for "human-whale RBC contact," of approximately six adults, all sending different signals at specific times. Smaller animals require fewer participants. When a whale returns a "key" message in less time than the transmitted message, this "Time Compression" usually signifies excitement. We have successfully used such events to predict full breaches for young whales and approximately 3/4 breaches for adult whales. These have always occurred at a safe distance from the boat and appear to be mainly whale-human information, encoded in Time. One such communication experience, with high probability of occurrence during a three-day "Whale Contact" expedition is often described as one of the greatest events of a person's life.

The Science of Ceta-Research (C-R)

Two whales breaching synchronously.
(Photo by Kris Prince)

What Is Rhythm Based Communication?
How Can I Try It Myself?
What Is Rhythm Based Time?
Research Abstracts

Dr. Peter Beamish and associates have been studying the science of time and communication for many years.

More information can be found at Our postscripts and FAQ page

The Abstracts section will be updated with the latest works of C/R in the field of animal communication and the study of time. Please check back for new evidence and articles related to our work.

Any questions and comments can be directed to Dr. Peter Beamish at

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