Mystery of Quacking Sound In Southern Ocean Revealed

24.04.2014

Sceintists had numerous speculations about the strange bass sound recorded for the first time more than half a century ago. A couple of decades ago scientists agreed that this is an animal which quacks in the Southern Ocean, but who could it be? .. It turned out, these are the southern minke whales! A team of scientists studied the behavior of minke whales pair, to whom they stuck microphones.

A team of scientists studied the behavior of minke whales pair, to whom they stuck microphones

When the record has been processed, the scientific world was shocked: it was the same quacking sound! Frequency analysis showed that minke whales sound completely coincides with the mysterious sounds from the database. However, now it is unclear why the whales quack. Most likely, they do it at the surface of the water before diving to a depth for food. Furthermore, experts plan to track migration paths of these animals using these sounds.