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Blue Whale Song Recorded Above Water – Amazing Video

15/09/2011

Off Long Beach, a blue whale made what may have been the first above-surface vocalization ever witnessed, and NBC News happened to have cameras rolling.

A camera crew from NBC News captured what may be a first and aired it tonight: the song of a blue whale above the water. It is a low groan but you can hear it loud and clear.

The extraordinarily rare performance occurred off the coast of Long Beach, where four blue whales treated a boatful of whale watchers and the news crew to a wild show few people have ever seen.

Alisa Schulman-Janiger, an American Cetacean Society researcher, told Pete Thomas Outdoors it was a once in a lifetime experience.

“We heard it through the air, loud and clear,” she said. “It was a strange, alien sound. It really was an extraordinary thing.”

Three smaller male blue whales were pursuing one large female blue whale. They were swimming faster than normal and in tight circles when the female surfaced along side the Christopher out of Harbor Breeze Cruises.

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