The Perfect Pitch of Blue Whales

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NPR's Linda Wertheimer talks to Jim Metzner, host and producer of the radio program Pulse of the Planet about the various sounds blue whales make, and how they all "sing" on the exact same pitch, four octaves below middle C.



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