Subject: Whale songs

Tori (cullins@hawaii.edu)
Fri, 6 Jun 1997 14:40:46 -1000

Dear Ms.Collins,

	I'm writing to you to ask you about why whales sing. I have read that
whale sing to communicate and that the males sing the loudest during
mating season.  On the internet, I found information on Hawaii's
research on whale songs and their meanings.  I would like to know more
about this.  I'm doing this for a science project.  I'm a senior working
on my last credit to graduate. A speedy reply would be greatly
appreciated.  Thank you very much. Brandi Winters  

Aloha Brandi,

Is Del Norte in the Riverside area by any chance? Sounds familair.

In the winter, only male humpbacks sing. It is believed that this is
either to protect their territory (as a bird would do) or to atrract
females for breeding. In the winter, when the humpbacks are feeding the
females make noise, and is thought to be related to feeding.

If you need more information, let me know.

A hui hou

Tori