February 6, 2010 9:11 AM Subscribe
posted by Cobalt (88 comments total)
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For the past 21 years, across the limitless expanse of the North Pacific, a lonely whale
has been singing, calling for a response. There has been none, and there never will.
Picked up first in 1989 by NOAA hydrophones, the call
is clearly a whale, but different than all other known species. Different enough that no other whale has responded in all this time. Hypotheses vary
, but the mental image is definitely haunting