Whales are changing their tune and its likely our fault. Here’s why.

From The Weather Network.

It could be x, but but but…Climate Change!


75 thoughts on “Whales are changing their tune and its likely our fault. Here’s why.

  1. They admit whale numbers are increasing, so climate change is good for whales. Hence we must keep adding CO2 to the air, in order to help the whales.

    Same conclusion for polar bears, and virtually every other living thing.

    • It makes sense that the whale numbers would go up with more CO2. The baleen feeders are running into a veritable bonanza with all the increases in primary food production.

      It also helps that we now use evil OIL to do the things we used to use whales for…

        • I read that in England during WW2, the food rationing was so severe that the Government tried to get the British to eat whale meat. I believe it wasn’t a success!

  2. Blackbirds here have a slightly different song to those 100 miles away where I grew up.
    Local accent of people living here here has changed slightly ove the last 40 years.
    If people are closer because there are more of them I don’t have to shout so loudly to be heard by those near me.
    BS meter alarm now sounding.

  3. Junk science strikes again! “Study recorded the calls over six years, from 2010 to 2015”.
    6 years is 20% of a standard climate cycle! So climate change is the now just the weather?

  4. This is a standard Guardian trick, put Global Warming as the first reason and then what is the more likely reason 2nd. i.e. “lack of Krill in the Souther Ocean due to GW and then maybe overfishing or falling water levels in Lake Chad due to GW or increased agriculture and population.

  5. “..lack of Krill in the Southern Ocean due to GW..”

    I need a grant to study whether krill oil consumers are warmenistas or skeptics but I have a strong hunch already who the guilty ones are. Mind you those gluttonous Southern Rights can Hoover up 2 tonnes of krill a day down in Antarctica and nobody is sticking up for the little guy except the Japanese whalers. The krill prefer to refer to them as the Krill Liberation Front.

  6. Read this first, then comment! It seems very odd at first glance.
    Recently the BBC posted an item about a research vessel going to the Antarctic to research ‘whale poo’.
    Apparently the sperm whales produce poo that floats, and may be responsible for fertilising the parts of the sea that are short of nutrients, especially iron. Other sea creatures poo fall straight to the bottom of the ocean.
    It all seems a bit daft, but on consideration could be possible as suggestions have been made to seed the oceans with iron filings to encourage plankton growth which apparently would absorb CO2.
    Could the intensive whaling done in the 1940/1950s have reduced the amount of nutrient recycling in the oceans?

  7. The burgeoning population of whales due to greater CO2’s effect on food production has added an interval above the former morose, unhappy foghorn basso note . More sex does that to humans even. Trouble is marine biologists with their progressivchik, designer-brain education are an unhappy, morose lot and baleine joy upsets.

  8. Back in the 70’s when I first heard of whale tunes, I read that these tunes slowly changed, one year to the next.

    • My family has been sport fishing for salmon in Puget Sound for 50+ years. Orcas are much more prevalent in the last 20 years. All though they are very cool to see, we are no big fans of them because once they show up, there will be nary a bite from the salmon. I honestly have no idea how many times we have had Orcas swimming within 15 feet of our boat or going under our boat, but it is a regular occurrence. That the Orcas avoided our downrigger lines when going under our boat always amazed me (in the last 10-15 years we pull our lines in and kill our engine when they show up ). We have lots of video including a couple years ago when an Orca came straight at our boat and dove under it when about 20 feet away. That was exciting – in a check your shorts way. As for whale watcher boats, we really hate them. To say they are obnoxious is being polite. I once counted about 50 whale watching boats around a pod.

  9. What? Now we must have ‘whale song stasis’ to correlate with fictional ‘ideal climate stasis’?
    These Luddites don’t believe in evolution, neither in whales nor in global climates.

  10. So boy whales have the exact same note as girl whales? And baby whales have the exact same note as grownup whales. And angry whales have the exact same note as calm whales? Amazing, that they all change exactly the same over the last few years!

  11. I’ll put on my gun forecasting cap here and make a prediction. Humpbacks are already cruising all over our coast becoming a navigation hazard while lesser Southern Right numbers have been doubling every decade so they’ll have to come into balance with krill stocks as their numbers recover to pre whaling days. That’s when the old/weak starving ones will begin to wash up on our beaches in earnest and what will the usual suspects blame it on? Expect the iconic starving Polar Bear to be sooooo yesterdays.

  12. I kid you not. Turn on the video with sound turned up, close your eyes and imagine Rosie O’Donnell in the crapper. It really brings It Home!

  13. Shouldn’t the whales which refuse to endorse the CAGW meme be culled, in order to save their children from environmental doom?

  14. I believe the cause of the whale beachings which are occurring more frequently is offshore wind farms, and this change of tone could also be because of that. Whales communicate by low frequency sound, including infra sound. They send navigational information to each other for feeding and mating purposes. Wind turbines emit infra sound, and now there are thousands of them at sea, I believe they are creating a cacophony of noise which screws up the communication between whales, and leads them into danger. I could be wrong, but the increase in beachings by whales and dolphins does seem to have coincided with a huge expansion of offshore wind farms.

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