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The Sounds of Singing Whales



NOAA, the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, gives us a fascinating listen into the lives of these giant ocean creatures:
Male humpback whales sing complex songs in tropical waters during the winter breeding season, but they also sing at higher latitudes at other times of the year.

Forty-three song sessions, each lasting from 30 minutes to eight hours, were used to track individual singing whales. Most of the singers were actively swimming; the patterns and rates of their movement ranged from slow meandering to a faster directional movement. In one case, two singers were tracked at the same time, suggesting a potential reaction by one singer to the presence of the other.
Hear the whales - and other ocean sounds - on NOAA's site.





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