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Monday, December 27, 2004

it hertz to be a lonely whale...

Solitary whale wanders seas, calling, calling, to no avail...

Imagine roaming the world's largest ocean year after year alone, calling out with the regularity of a metronome, and hearing no response.

Such, apparently, is the situation faced by a solitary whale, species unknown, that has been tracked since 1992 in the North Pacific by a classified array of hydrophones used by the Navy to monitor submarines.

The animal is called the 52 hertz whale because it makes a distinctive stream of sounds at around that basso profundo frequency, just above the lowest note on a tuba.
Sources:
The Seattle Post-Intelligencer had it HERE >>> but this link is now dysfunctional.
The Sydney Morning Herald has it HERE >>>

11 Comments:

Blogger toto said...

Fascinating - I wish they'd published a map showing it's movements. Did you see those maps published recently of great white shark travels? One shark had gone from far north Queensland to far west S.A.

December 27, 2004 7:05 PM  
Blogger toto said...

Heh. This is Kent, not toto

(I'm logged into my friend's account)

December 27, 2004 7:06 PM  
Blogger Gerry said...

Yes, I saw that map. The sure can cover an amazing amount of distance. And they don't seem to get cold after all that time in the water... (joking) I have to joke, because I'm watching the tsunami shit on TV.

December 27, 2004 7:39 PM  
Blogger Link said...

Whales and elephants can apparently emit a low frequency sound that has the potential to disintegrate or implode far lesser beings such as - from a good distance. Gerry you probably know that low frequency sound was used as torture in the war (s). It would be a very painful way to die or nearly die.

December 27, 2004 11:24 PM  
Blogger Gerry said...

Link, I vaguely recall having read about something to do with seven herz audio being very destructive. Walls of Jericho and all that jazz.. But that was about twenty years ago.

Also there was something about light strobing at seven herz causing epileptic fits, if memeory serves.
There seems to be something about seven herz. But I never got into it. Just read about it and thought "wow".

December 28, 2004 12:28 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I seem to remember something from Physics about everything resonating at a particular frequency. You know, a tuning fork vibrates if you blast it with whatever note it is.

As far as I know, concrete will also vibrate if you blast a particular frequency at it.

December 28, 2004 1:42 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

DAMN that was me, kent.

December 28, 2004 1:43 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Good thing it is emoting at 52 and not 7 hertz...

I have this vision of people's aqualungs vibrating clean off their bodies..

- barista

(I nicked this, by the way.. good find..)

December 28, 2004 1:55 AM  
Blogger Gerry said...

Dave, you're welcome.

Kent, you gotta learn tp leave your name at the bottom of an anonymous post. :-)

LINK, you might like this: " Theta waves occur in the brain at from four to seven herz, or pulses per second. Theta level awareness is the superconsciousness that puts everything together. It has profoundity and deep meaning, yet has no words, so can say nothing about itself. This is where we see how it all is." More >>>

December 28, 2004 9:59 AM  
Blogger Gerry said...

More 7 Herz stuff:

[1] [2] Then there's the Schumann resonance which is ~7.8Hz [3] And if you really want to get into ULF stuff go to [4]The amount of shit on the internet about 7Hz is scary. the stuff I vaguely recall reading about in the early 80's had to do with French military testing, aiming very high volume (loud) 7Hz noise beams (directional) at stuff like buildings and destroying said buildings in this manner. I guess if it can destroy a building it could send a person mad.

I reckon there'd be a thesis or two in this 7Hz stuff.

December 28, 2004 11:03 AM  
Blogger Gerry said...

Sorry... Can't help myself. Seven herts is resonating in my brain apparently...

Anyway, one last 7Hz thing: "Mr Edward Warner is tHe RiOtS exciting bass player. Ed also has a gigantic hand-held strobe light with which he blinds the audience. Occasionally, he sets it to 7Hz and causes many epileptic fits in the process."

Nice guy, this Ed Warner...

December 28, 2004 11:21 AM  

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