Did you know that humpback whales can sing? They are best known for their vocalizations that are arranged in complex, repeating sequences with the characteristics of “song”. Scientists have discovered that these songs are produced by males on the breeding grounds.
Humpback whales were depleted to the low thousands because of commercial whaling - the last substantial catches of which occurred in 1968. Humpback whales are found all over the world, including Scottish coastal water and Lochs where an increasing threat is entanglement in fishing gear.