How loud is a whale's singing? Print E-mail

Very loud. I have heard a whale underneath my boat sing and it sounded like there were speakers on the boat, the hull reverberated with the sound of the whale. In the Caribbean and Hawaii, two of the places I have been where the northern humpback whales spend their winters I could hear hundreds of whales singing just by sticking my head in the water. The deeper you dive, the louder the singing becomes. Humpbacks can hear singing from long distances because sound travels far more effectively than in water than in air. There are some who believe humpbacks can another humpback a thousand miles away.

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