I’m re-blogging a sad but beautiful post. It’s very moving.
If you want to hear her actual song, you can go here: The song of the 52hz whale. It’s been sped up ten times to make it easier to hear. It does pull at your heart.
The Loneliest Whale in the World.
As I was lost in the image world of Pininterest, I stumbled upon an image of the Loneliest Whale in the World. In 2004, The New York Times wrote an article about how, since 1992, scientists have been tracking a baleen whale named, “The 52 Hertz Whale.” She swims and sings alone in our earth’s vast ocean:
She isn’t like any other baleen whale. Unlike all other whales, she doesn’t have friends. She doesn’t have a family. She doesn’t belong to any tribe, pack or gang. She doesn’t have a lover. She never had one.
Her songs come in groups of two to six calls, lasting for five to six seconds each. But her voice is unlike any other baleen whale. It is unique—while the rest of her kind communicate between 12 and 25hz, she sings at 52hz. You see, that’s precisely the problem. No other whales…
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