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52-Hertz Whale

General

Filing Number: 189 - 52-Hertz Whale
Author(s): Wikipedia
Date Added: 2015-04-06
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Tags: Whale; ocean; audio; sound; animals; marine life
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Description

From the Wikipedia page:

The 52-hertz whale is an individual whale of unidentified species, which calls at the very unusual frequency of 52 Hz. This pitch is a much higher frequency than that of the other whale species with migration patterns most closely resembling this whale's – the Blue Whale (10–39 Hz) or Fin Whale (20 Hz). It has been detected regularly in many locations since the 1980s and appears to be the only individual emitting a whale call at this frequency. It has been described as the "world's loneliest whale".

Archive Notes

Digital Archive contains a digital sound file of the whale, and a PDF printout of the Wikipedia page about it.