Whale Songs Decoded by National Geographic Magazine
Yaps and fin slaps, growls and groans—whales use a wide range of sounds to communicate. But only five whale species are known to sing, with humpbacks the unrivaled musical masters of the sea. This song, recorded and translated into human music, is from one humpback repeatedly singing one song off the coast of Maui, Hawaii.
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CreditsAlberto Lucas López, Graphic Editor
Mesa Schumacher, Researcher
David Rothenberg, Consultant