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The loneliest whale in the world will hit you right in the feels

The loneliest whale in the world has no family, no friends and no lover. And it’s sad as to why. You see, most whales communicate between 12 and 25hz. This whale? She sings at 52hz. Singing at that frequency means no other whales can hear her.

52 hertz is just higher than the lowest note on a tuba and since 1992, experts have been able to track this lonely whale. It’s detected in the Pacific Ocean every year beginning in August – December, and moves out of range in January or February. This whale can travel as far as Aleutian and the Kodiak Islands, and even to the Californian coast.

Some say the whale could be deaf. Others say it could be malformed or a hybrid of a blue whale. Well, whatever’s going on with this whale, it’s a fascinating – albeit sad – look at the way Mother Nature works.

Via Science Porn

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Rachel Oakley is an Aussie writer based in NYC with an obsession for the creepy, cool and quirky side of life. She’ll remind you she’s a vegan every chance she gets. Her IG is filled with doggo pics: @patty_pottymouth