sing us a song

In between sessions of “Here Comes Science,” one of our favorite things to listen to over here remains the haunting songs of the humpback whale.  My favorite feature of this website is that sometimes they have whalesongs as a live feed.  Really? Wow.  Why?

As a kid watching “The Voyage of the Mimi” at school (where everyone eagerly waited the episode on hypothermia when you got to see a couple guys crawl into sleeping bags in only their unders–scandalous!), I remember listening to these songs and being mesmerized. Little w + e didn’t believe us at first when we told them that the whales were the making these eerie noises, but we have effectively converted the next generation into fans.

For those of you who want to learn about hypothermia or see a young Ben Affleck as C.T., here’s the infamous episode:


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