Friday, August 24, 2012

The loneliest whale in the world?

What if no other creature on Earth spoke your language?  This whale sings alone, and there is no one to answer. Of unknown species, this whale sings a song at more than twice the 15-to-25 HZ frequency of other whales. Not only is the species unknown, but its calls, first picked up by the US Navy in 1989, indicate it's not following the migration route of any known species.  I can't help but think of the theme song from an old Bigfoot movie The Legend of Boggy Creek (whether you like or hate the movie, the song is haunting):

Perhaps he dimly wonders why
Is there no other such as I
To love to touch before I die
No one to hear my lonely cry

Is the whale a freak, a hybrid, or even - just possibly - the last of a vanishing species?

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