Humpback Whale Songs
Each of our vessels can be equipped with an underwater microphone. You will be delighted to be able to listen to the whales below the surface. humpback whale songs are haunting and beautiful and will add a new dimension to your whale watch trip.
Humpbacks have a range that covers eight octaves, from a bass so low that humans can’t hear it to a magnificent soprano. Their highly structured songs include multiple themes that are constantly repeated and even rhyme.
The songs last up to 30 minutes, and the whales embellish like jazz musicians, seeing who can improvise in some attractive way better than the other whale. Whales sing to one another over hundreds of miles and use their songs to navigate across oceans. Humpback whales travel thousands of miles as a group, singing to each other as they go. They can also communicate with each other over thousands of miles of ocean. Singing is part of their social system and community.
Aside from navigation and attracting mates, singing is also believed to establish a hierarchy among male humpbacks. Singing breaks out among migrating whales as they start to mix and continues not just in their breeding grounds, but to attract mates even during the feeding season.
Join us for a whale watch, we leave daily from Lahaina harbor. Go to www.hawaiioceanrafting.com and book your perfect trip. ALOHA