Once upon a time, there was a whale called June. Or maybe her name is Margaret. Or Kate. We don't really know. A few nitrogen-hearted scientists call her 52 Hertz just because she sings at a frequency, but I will call her Alice.
Gray Whale in Grice Bay ~ Every year, in late fall, gray whales leave their feeding grounds in Alaska to breed in the warm waters off Mexico's west coast. They return north in the summer, a round trip of some miles. Photograph by Flip Nicklin.
A single baleen whale, tracked since 1992, with a strangely high-pitched voice and unique migration pattern. Scientists think it is either a deformed hybrid of two different species or the last surviving member of an unknown species.
The Loneliest Whale in the World? : Discovery News. NOTE: pic not of the whale mentioned - no one has actually seen it (see articles). Whoa - Dr. William Watkins started the research on the data provided by the U.S. Navy. He was at Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution, the place that tried to get me to go train there. How I wish I had sometimes.