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Sounds of the deep blue sea by Fotopoulou Sophia

a singing humpback whale

One of the greatest mysteries of the animal kingdom is the whale song. The male humpback whales do the singing in the breeding grounds. This has lead researchers to believe that it is either an attempt to attract females or to ward off other males.

Singers are usually lone animals, staying in one spot. They sing about 50-60 feet below the surface, for about 20-40 minutes, with their heads pointed downwards and their tails pointed upwards. The song has a very complex structure, similar to a classical music piece. It can be broken down into units,…

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Tasmanian Devil by Gus Leous

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The Tasmanian devil (Sarcophilus harrisii) cannot be mistaken for any other marsupial. Its spine-chilling screeches, black colour, and reputed bad-temper, led the early European settlers to call it The Devil. Although only the size of a small dog, it can sound and look incredibly fierce.

Description

The world's largest surviving carnivorous marsupial, the devil has a thick-set, squat build, with a relatively large, broad head and short, thick tail. The fur is mostly or wholly black, but white markings often occur on the rump and chest. Body size also varies greatly, depending on the…

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The Mediterranean Monk Seal by Mala Matina

Monachus-Monachus - ( Courtesy of WWF )

The Mediterranean monk seal is one of the world's rarest mammals.

The Mediterranean monk seal was one of 14 mammals listed as "in need of emergency action if they are to be saved from extinction" by the International Union for the Protection of Nature (as the IUCN was then called) at its first technical conference in 1949.

One of the difficulties in addressing the conservation of the Mediterranean monk seal is its situation involving so many countries that have mutual political, economic and other social problems.

Many countries have introduced laws…

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Whale are lovly beings

We still having enemies so we must keep searching for new technologies to spy the enemies sub this must be the thinking of U.S. Navy and they want to keep tabs on the seas. The technologies are so loud that they can ruin the lives of whales . . .

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