Sunday, May 22, 2011

Whale Songs Travel The World Like Human Pop Songs

A recent study found that the songs that whales sing to each other, if popular, can travel all the way around the world.  Whales communicate by singing and most of us have heard their strange tunes on Discovery or around the internet.  Well, if one of these tunes is particularly catchy then the receiving whale will sing it to the next one they encounter and so on until it spreads around the world like a new Lady Gaga release.  They even remix the tracks sort of how people change facts about a story when it is transmitted through many people.

I was able to find a sample of a popular whale song for you all to hear.



They actually sped up the the track and this is what it sounded like.



The news story can be found here.

22 comments:

  1. Oh those whales so much talent (Total sarcasm)

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  2. That's really interesting.

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  3. Whalesong in the charts would be amusing

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  4. I saw a documentary about whales, it seems that whales have their own language, their own culture and their own stratificational structure. These are fascinating animals, which deserve to be protected from boats'noises.

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  5. This stuff is really cool. I remember learning in one of my biology classes that submarines could pick up whale calls from the other side of the ocean.

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  6. Oh you #$%&!! rebecca black?? how dare you LOL.

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  7. Nice songs, thanks for share this :)

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  8. sounds cool, wonder if it comes back different like the telephone game tho?

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  9. Goes to show, we are more like animals then we think. Thanks for the post.

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  10. those are some awesome mixes. Looking forward to whale rapping

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