From the BBC’s Ocean Giants documentary, watch this incredible clip to hear the extraordinary and mysterious song of the Humpback Whale. Why do they sing (or hum)? Does it serve a purpose? Are they making music for pleasure? Are they talking?
A huge baby Sperm Whale swimming alone in sunlit waters while its mother dives deep into the dark ocean for food. However, the baby isn’t as alone as it seems; he can hear his mother’s familiar sonar clicks from a quarter of a mile below him. From National Geographic, a baby Sperm Whale swims solo.
YouTuber westh2o was diving underwater with friends in Moorea, French Polynesia when they began to hear the whale song of a humpback whale. Westh2o writes:
The recording does not do justice to the actual sound. Seriously some of those sounds vibrated my chest. I didn’t realize whales had such a wide frequency of sound. Some were mid to hi frequency and some were very low.
As they swam into the depths, straining their eyes to find the sound’s source in the cloudiness of the water, the vocalizations became louder, and then something huge began to emerge. Here’s a glimpse:
Watch the video to get a reeeally good look. And then watch more whale encounters here, here, and here.