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Blue Whale Song Mystery Baffles Scientists
All around the world, blue whales aren’t singing like they used to, and scientists have no idea why.
The largest animals on Earth are singing in ever-deeper voices every year. Among the suggested explanations are ocean noise pollution, changing population dynamics and new mating strategies. But none of them is entirely convincing.
“We don’t have the answer. We just have a lot of recordings,” said Mark McDonald, president of Whale Acoustics, a company that specializes in the sonic monitoring of cetaceans.
“It’s a fascinating finding,” said John Calombokidis, a blue whale expert at the Cascadia Research Collective. “It’s even more remarkable, given that the songs themselves differ in different oceans. There seem to be these distinct populations, yet they’re all showing this common shift.”
posted on 4-12-2009 @ 11:04
Consider this link:
where it tells us that the whale songs of late, (keeping with the fish category of Earth lifeforms) are weirdly strange...
Has anyone considered that the Carp are not just expanding their territory---but are attempting to excape by going to the GreatLakes?
I take the Whale's change of octive/tone to be something akin to their self-awareness that there is an approaching disaster...and they have no-where else to go...so they are 'tweeting' in Whale Talk, much like some of us humans log on top ATS to discuss 2012/end times/ Armageddon.
If we would take notice beyond the Carp & Whales, who might be sensitive to the stress of earth crust dynamics & the low frequency waves these stresses produce... are trying to excape(as in the carp),
or are just telling their 'Wills' to all other Whales who 'hear them' in the vast ocean through the medium of sound; by Singing their Wills
Originally posted by loam
reply to post by TheRepublic
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