8 Interesting Whale Sound Facts You Should Know About

Top 5 Interesting Whale Sound Facts You Should Know About Facts about whale by Factober

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August 30, 2020

Facts About Whale Sound

Whales are the massive fishes living in the oceans. They are social animals who spend a good amount of time teaching life skills to their children. The whale play, sing and socialize with one another.

Some species, such as the humpback whale, communicate using melodic sounds, known as whale song. These sounds may be extremely loud, depending on the species. Whales use these sounds for different purposes.

 

A blue whale song

A fin whale song

A hunchback whale song

Vocalizations of a killer whale

An Atlantic minke whale

The 52-hertz whale sound

Whales are quite a vocal animals. They use sounds for different purposes. They play. They sing.

 

List of Whale Sound Facts

  1. Whales use sounds to communicate with other whales.
  2. The pattern of regular and predictable vocalizations is termed as “song”.
  3. The male fin whale has been observed to make long, loud, low-frequency sounds.
  4. Each fin whale sound lasts between one and two seconds. Different combinations of these sound patterns last 7 to 15 minutes each.
  5. The humpback whales produce long and complex songs. Only male humpbacks sing, maybe to attract females.
  6. Orca whales produce a variety of clicks and whistles for communication and bio-sonar purpose.
  7. The minke whale has fat deposits in their jaws intended for sound reception.
  8. The 52-hertz whale is an individual whale of unidentified species that calls at a very unusual frequency of 52 Hz.

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