Sunday, December 06, 2009

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."

Hear the blue whale song here.

Click the title bar to read the entire article, which is quite fascinating!

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