In the Pacific Ocean lives a whale unlike any other. It”s not special because of its size or color. Its beautiful voice is what makes this whale unique, while also causing it to become the most lonely whale in the world.
When researchers first discovered this whale, they noticed something unusual about it. It has no friends, family, or lovers in the vast Pacific Ocean. It floats around the deep blue sea alone. When researchers investigated why, they found a rather peculiar answer.
Researchers surmised that the whale is a hybrid between a fin and blue whale, giving it a deep, distinct voice that is unrecognizable to other whales in the ocean.
Fin whales have a voice that is around 20 hertz, which is a deep, bassy tone.
Blue whales have a vocal range that goes from 10 to 40 hertz, which is a wide and extremely deep range.
The world”s loneliest whale sings at about 52 hertz, which is almost inaudible for the other whales. Due to its hybrid nature, the whale”s vocal cords could be different, giving it a distinct, high voice.
Since most whales can”t hear this tone, the hybrid whale is doomed to travel the earth alone.
While some scientists contend that this isn”t the exact reason the whale is living a life of solitude, the strongest evidence supports this hypothesis. There isn”t really another reason as to why the whale is not accepted by other whales. Just count yourself lucky that your voice doesn”t affect your sociability!