Sunday, February 17, 2008 Is Live

and the humpbacks are singing singing. Singing by the hour.

"Despite the constantly changing nature of the song, all singers in a population sing essentially the same version at any one time. In fact, all the singers in the North Pacific (that is, whales in Japan, Hawaii, Mexico and the Philippines) separated by thousands of kilometers sing essentially the same version of a song at any one time," it says on

These could be from the same population that we see up here in the NE Pacific in the summers (map), one of whom Orcalab recorded in Blackfish sound in October. Other links about humpbacks: (1)(2 ). The one we saw breaching, in August 2006, Ellen H.'s photo.

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