Whale Sounds

whale sounds

Whale SoundsJust like us, whales communicate with each other but not in the same way we do. While we communicate by talking, these gentle giants of the deep communicate by a haunting song which can be heard miles away.

. This sound is produced not by their mouth or beak but by their blowholes. This is very handy as it means they can navigate each other through the dark, deep ocean. They can do this as before they dive back into the ocean, they take a lungful of air making it able to do these sounds. Two individual species of whale, the Blue whale and the Humpback whale, have been reported to make a series of repeated sounds at varied frequencies. A marine biologist, Philip Clapham, says that these frequencies and sounds are ‘Probably the most complex in the animal kingdom’.

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