People have been familiar with making sea whales for a while now. The first people to know about this were Frank Watlington, a Bermudian gentleman. Frank worked in the hydrophone section of the U.S. Navy’s Sofa station. Payne collected their collections in 1970 and released an album that sold more than 100,000 copies worldwide. Since then, people’s interest in whales has been growing.
Why making words for whales is so important!
The world above and below the water is completely different. Where light and smell cannot do much good, sound is the key. Sound travels about 4 times faster in water than in air. This ocean floor is a forest of innumerable lives, so it is basically a huge store of sound. However, there is no one near the whales in the race to create this melody or sound. This communication system of whales is the most obscure and exceptional in the entire animal kingdom. However, even though they can make words, very few whale species know how to sing.
Types of singing whales
Whales that know how to sing belong to the genus Bellin. Their main feature is that they use giant ballin plates instead of teeth with keratin. The main ingredient in human hair and nails is keratin. Being a significant member of the Bellin clan
The mystery of making sound under water
Terrestrial vertebrates (meaning what else are we!) Use vocal cords to make sounds. But making sound under water is not an easy task at all. Whales of the Bellin species use their ‘U’ shaped specialized tissue to do this. It makes connections between their lungs and the hollow organs called the laryngeal sacs.
The way the song is from the melody
This is because the whale song is so diverse, because of its complex format. We can take it as a sentence for the sake of understanding. This type of humpback whale can sing for about 22 hours straight!
Why do whales sing?
Male whales attract the opposite sex by singing such songs during the breeding season. They also use songs to keep other men out of their area and to exchange information. Female whales can distinguish males by listening to the weaving and wording of this song. Fraser and Marcado provided a ‘hypothesis’ in 2000 on how whales can use their song as a ‘biosonar’.
Whales are truly global animals, as they roam the seas of the world at different times of the year. But for breeding and child rearing, each species gathers in their specific area at a certain time of the year.
For a long time Watkinson observed the movement of the source of this sound. That means, maybe it’s a whale. But blue whales usually produce noise in the range of 10-40 Hz. And the fin whale’s sound limit is 20 hertz. But this is far above the limit. He finds a wider area, finding that particular term of 52 Hz from no other source. It is the only source that produces 52 Hz of sound in such a large area.
Watkinson continued the research. Year after year, he kept searching for the source of only one word. His research has been going on for more than a decade. After his death in 2004, his co-researcher Mary Ann Dahr published a paper in the journal ScienceDirect.
After its release, it caused a stir in Marine Life. Everyone assumes it is a whale that is traveling alone in the . There are no whales in the that can hear his call because of the difference in sound. As a result, it became known as the loneliest whale call in the world. Some also refer to it as the 52-hertz whale because the sound frequency is 52 hertz.
This species is no longer in that area. Because the sound of 52 Hz was coming from only one source.
There are some theories behind this particular word. The most acceptable of these is perhaps the whale, a hybrid species of blue whale and fin whale. As a result, its biological structure has changed and so has the frequency of sound. Some scientists deny the whale’s loneliness. According to them, the whale may not be as lonely as we think. It is possible that other whales can hear and communicate with this particular whale at 52 Hz.
This research slowed down a bit after the death of Bill Watkinson. John Hildebrand, a professor at the Scripps Institute of Oceanography in California, re-examined it in 2010. One of his assistants re-tracked the sound source. Although the frequency of the sound decreased slightly from 52 Hz to 47-48 Hz. But that was normal. This is because as the whale ages, the frequency of sound decreases. At the same time another sensor at a great distance also catches another sound of this frequency. That means there are more such whales. From this he concludes that perhaps what we used to call the lone whale is not really lonely.
Later, American filmmaker Josh Yamen and actor Adrian Grenier decided to make a documentary about Timothy. On this occasion, they started fund raising and started a new journey in October 2015. The main purpose of that journey was to find the 52 Hz whale and bring it to the world.
Although it is not yet possible to find Fifty to Whale. However, through this, an information has come out which has shaken the Marine World. Noise noise is constantly increasing due to the increase in the movement of launches, steamers, cargo ships, etc. at , As a result, whales are changing the frequency of their own words in order to distinguish them.
It is unknown at this time what he will do after leaving the post. Even so, owning one is still beyond the reach of the average person. Fifty to Mystery may be different at some point. Until then, let Fifty Two be the story of a lonely whale.