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Sea Melody
Photograph by Flip Nicklin

Making music beneath the waves, a male humpback whale off Maui sings in the head-down-tail-up posture for which the species is known. A song might last 10 to 15 minutes and "is clearly a communication between adult males on the breeding ground," says biologist and humpback researcher Jim Darling. "Its role, if any, in female mating strategies is not known."





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