We were so lucky to have recorded a humpback whale in our study area - he sang and sang for ages in the early hours of the 6 June 2017. Whale's low-frequency sounds can travel large distances and we suspect that this one must’ve been within 5km of our hydrophone. In this short clip you can hear a few of his sounds. We recorded more sounds but can’t upload files any bigger than this so if you’d like to hear more let us know. Contact us During the winter months, humpback whales move along our coast from the cold Antarctic to the warm tropics. Only male humpback whales sing and scientists think it’s to attract mates but much about their singing remains a mystery. Theirs songs are hauntingly beautiful (though at times also rather comical) and this is one of the most fascinating topics in biology.