This woman realized that, for her whole life, the natural world had been out there, and she had been missing it.
She broadcast a sequence of whup calls and recorded what the whales did in response.
The whales’ voices returned through the water: whup, whup,.
If a whale recognizes the voice of the whale in the recording, how does that affect its response?And they’re not just planning to emulate a humpback’s voice.
Ellen starts to wonder whether these recordings are going to help improve the response of future whales, since it appears that they are attempting to do exactly that–they are trying to imitate the sound of another whale’s voice, even if they don’t know who it is.