Sunday, April 03, 2011

We have a singer!

The video portion of this recording is poor (it was cloudy and the water was fairly rough), but the audio track captures a humpback whale singing! The high notes caused my camera housing and armbones to vibrate and the low notes resonated in my chest (like when the bass is too forward at a music club). It was a remarkable experience.

No one knows why these whales sing.

1 comment:

Scott G said...

Wow! Thanks for sharing.

I might have to try swimming with one of those someday. I just got back from a week in Maui and enjoyed hearing the whales while I was snorkeling. The whales were miles away, but I could here them if I dove down a bit (a few feet).