Excellent post concerning the apparent ability for Humpback Whale to remix, rip and sample other Humpback’s songs. Further that the songs are just as susceptible to themes, fashions and trends. The person where these claims originate from, Dr. Roger Payne says:
The songs have lots of interesting variations and even have rhymes. He made an interesting observation that the whale songs of the 60’s were much more beautiful than the whale songs these days.
The Humpback Whale is well-known for its long and complex “song”. The whale repeats patterns of low notes that vary in amplitude and frequency in consistent patterns over a period of hours or even days. The songs only occur during the mating season, so it is supposed that the song is used for courting. Also interesting is the fact that a whale’s unique song slowly evolves over a period of years â€”never returning to the same sequence of notes even after decades.
Quite interesting that whales only dig love songs. Wonder if the old whales go round thinking; new songs these days are just too damn loud, not like in my days, now that was funky amplitude.
Look forward to more on this.