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Those Fun and Crazy Guys: Humpback Whales

April 1, 2015


Scientists ponder the motivation behind the songs of the male humpbacks – or, more technically, their hums. Many thought they were typical men, shamelessly wooing the ladies in the open sea with nary a glance at the neighborhood’s mortified barracudas. No doubt they were promising the moon: “We love you because of your minds.” But there’s no recorded instance of females casually swimming past and peaking back, which leaves us with one of two choices. Option One: the men are a bunch-a losers. Option Two: We don’t know why they sing.

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