You see, that’s precisely the problem. No other whales can hear her. Every one of her desperate calls to communicate remains unanswered. Each cry ignored. And, with every lonely song, she becomes sadder and more frustrated, her notes going deeper in despair as the years go by. Just imagine that massive mammal, floating alone and signing – too big to connect with any of the begins it passes, feeling paradoxically small in the vast stretches or empty, open ocean.This was one conclusion some people formed about this special whale. But this may not be the case after all. Due to the speculation about the sad story of the loneliest whale, Adrian Grenier and Josh Zeman and world-renowned scientists decided to film a documentary in search of the 52hz whale, filming for which will begin this autumn.( Did you know Leonardo DiCaprio’s foundation gave $50,000 and helped the campaign hit its $300,000 funding target!!) This is said to prove as a difficult task because the activities of the whale have not been recorded since 2004. Another reason being, whales can communicate from very far off places, so it is often very difficult to identify and locate a particular one out of the lot. Due to the marketing and word around the internet about this unique whale, scientists in the field of Oceanography and marine biologists have a lot to contribute to this story. One of the major predictions is that this whale is a hybrid whale, that is, part blue whale and part fin whale, which explains the reason of its abnormal body structure and varied pitch noises. More recent set of evidences suggest that this whale is not the only one. Military recordings revealed that similar deep-toned songs were caught from two different areas at the same time. Just like humans, different area whales have different dialect, there is a huge possibility that one of the whales wandered off alone. Additional military recordings and scientific search suggests that whales react differently to human activity. Sometimes they respond, sometimes they don’t and the density of their tone, increases and decreases according to their surroundings. All these researches might imply that this is no special whale after all, but that also means, there hopefully will not be a sad ending for this being of the earth and that it isn’t lonely after all.
In 2004, the New York Times wrote an article about the loneliest whale in the world. Scientists have been tracking it since 1992 and they discovered some problems. All this data and recordings were due to Bill Watkins, a marine mammal researcher who dedicated his life to uncover the secrets of this unique mammal. It isn’t like any other blue whale or fin whale. Unlike all other whales, it doesn’t have friends, a family, any other tribe, pack or gang (not one which could be tracked). It has no record of having a lover so far either. Her songs come in groups of 2 to 6 calls, lasting for 5 to 6 seconds each. But her voice is unlike any other whale. It is unique, while the rest of her kind communicates between 12 to 25hz, she sings at 52hz.