On my way home from work today I stopped to whale watch. I have seen many whales on my way to work, and off and on while living here in Southeast Alaska. Just the other day I stopped to watch them “bubble feed,” but didn’t have my camera. (Bubble feeding, my non-seafaring friends is when humpback whales blow a bubble ring, trapping the krill (I guess) in the ring, then they come right up from underneath, mouths open and scoop ’em up. It is impressive, you should you-tube it.)
Anyway, today was special. Special because I actually had my camera out and this time I HEARD them. Sure, I have heard the spouting, breaching, splashing noises, but this was “Whale Talk.” You know. Like Dory from “Finding Nemo.” I had never heard that before, AND I caught some on tape and will share it with you.
Turn up your volume, a few seconds in, a few seconds before the whale breaches, there are these little R2D2 sounds. Whale talk! The second time he/she breaches is the typical spouty kind of sound.