What It's Like To Swim With A Singing Whale

You can hear him long before you can see him. In fact finding him is probably the hardest part. We used to joke, "How do you hide something that big?" In breeding grounds only the males sing. They sing the same song over and over. It's about 15-20 minutes long and they come up and take a few breaths in between repeats before diving back down to belt out into oblivion. When you're close you can hear them singing even on board a small boat. The sound waves ricocheting off anything in their way. We lied down and put our...

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