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Blue Whale Song Mystery Baffles Scientists

2009-12-03 00:15:59.771187+00 by Chris 4 comments

Maybe this is another canary in the coal mine


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#Comment Re: made: 2009-12-03 21:03:36.197805+00 by: Dan Lyke [edit history]

Yabbut, there are reasons why high frequencies can have less interference and be easier to filter out than low frequencies.

[Edit: Not that I'm for a moment assuming that a reporter writing on science issues has any remnant of clue...]

#Comment Re: made: 2009-12-03 19:46:03.958202+00 by: m

"But if whales were trying to be heard above the din, they’d sing at higher rather than lower pitches, said McDonald."

The article seems to be incorrect in stating that high frequency sounds travel further than low frequency sounds -- the reverse is true.

#Comment Re: made: 2009-12-03 00:48:43.559464+00 by: Dan Lyke

Anyone read Christopher Moore[Wiki]'s Fluke[Wiki]?

#Comment Re: made: 2009-12-03 00:36:05.839227+00 by: Chris

Crosby and Nash may well have said it here: "To the Last Whale" when we keep insisting on throwing others out of the lifeboat, then our turn will inevitably come. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qoek1e8t2K4