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First Recording of North Pacific Right Whale Song

Right whales don’t sing—or do they? Unlike some of their famously musical relatives, right whales are known to restrict their vocalizations to individual calls rather than the patterned phrasing that is singing. This has been well documented for Southern and North Atlantic right whales. But new findings suggest that the rarest whale of them all, the eastern North Pacific right whale, is breaking into song.

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