A North Pacific right whale swims in the Bering Sea. (AP)
The flukes of a North Atlantic right whale rise out of the ocean in Cape Cod bay, near Plymouth, Massachusetts. (AP)
A baby right whale swims with its mother off the coast of Massachusetts. (AP)
The whole shape of a right whale is shown in a drawing, including the “upside down smile.” (AP)
National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration scientists have recorded singing by a right whale for the first time. (AP)
Do Pacific right whales sing? No one has been sure. Until now.
Scientists recorded sounds in the ocean near Alaska. They found the whale that made the sounds. It was a right whale.
What was his song? It was like gunshots!