“Awe in the face of something larger than we can comprehend…”

                                                                                                                                                                                            A Closer Listen

Cetaceans do not possess vocal cords and so do not generate their singing the way humans do. Instead they create sound by sending air through their enormous nasal cavities.
Whales within an expansive area sing the same song. For example, humpback whales in the North Atlantic region sing the same song, while humpbacks in the North Pacific sing a different song. The song of each population evolves over a period of years without ever repeating.
Humpbacks may sing without ceasing for 24 hours or longer.
The whalesong used for POD TUNE was generously supplied by:

David Rothenberg

Kent Noonan

Macaulay Library

Paul Knapp