the loneliest whale

Have you ever heard the story about “The World’s Loneliest Whale”? Neither had I, but doesn’t that just sound like such a sad story? Well, it’s a true one. I came upon this blog post about it and was fascinated, so I did a little research and found a NY Times article on the poor guy, looks like it’s a real story (you can read the NY Times piece here). The original article (found here) was published in 2004 and has stirred up quite a bit of attention since then. Basically, the story is that there is this whale that scientists first heard in 1989 whose whale sounds are at a completely different frequency than any other whales that we know of. It’s basically speaking a different language than all the other animals of its kind. Because of that, it migrates and travels completely uniquely and scientists aren’t sure if this whale has ever interacted with another whale, other than its own mother. Isn’t that the saddest thing you’ve ever heard?

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