I’ve now read a book about whales
Scientists have detected a whale whose call was on a different frequency than others. This whale spent ten years making this sound, seemingly never once getting a response at that frequency. The scientists speculated that the reason for the whale’s unique voice was either that it was a cross-breed, the spawn of different whale-type lovemaking; or that it was defective in some way. They also posited that the whale could be hearing on the same frequency as other whales and trying to respond, but not realising the others couldn’t hear it.
And you think you’re lonely?
It’s likely that someone once stuck a spike or harpoon into a whale’s head. The oil within flowed out, turning cloudy as it was exposed to the air. ‘That’ll be sperm then’, someone thought. Hence the name ‘sperm whale’.
I like to think of this as Leviathan’s sequel