Watcher of Whales: A Profile of Roger Payne
Watcher of Whales: A Profile of Roger Payne
A love of music and science led the marine biologist to discover that whales sing songs, a discovery that he’s since used to convince the world the animals are worth saving.
Watcher of Whales: A Profile of Roger Payne
Watcher of Whales: A Profile of Roger Payne

A love of music and science led the marine biologist to discover that whales sing songs, a discovery that he’s since used to convince the world the animals are worth saving.

A love of music and science led the marine biologist to discover that whales sing songs, a discovery that he’s since used to convince the world the animals are worth saving.

whale song
Image of the Day: Change of Tune
Image of the Day: Change of Tune
Sukanya Charuchandra | Oct 1, 2018
Southeast Alaska’s humpback whales haven’t changed their calls for close to four decades.
Bowhead Whales Impress Researchers With Their Song Diversity
Bowhead Whales Impress Researchers With Their Song Diversity
Catherine Offord | Apr 4, 2018
A group of around 300 whales produced 184 distinct songs over just a few years, according to a new study.
Song Around the Animal Kingdom
Song Around the Animal Kingdom
The Scientist Staff | Feb 28, 2017
Diverse species are said to sing, but music is in the ear of the beholder.
The Mystery of Whale Song
The Mystery of Whale Song
Kate Yandell | Feb 28, 2017
Structured whale songs are shared by group members and evolve over time, but the calls’ functions are still unclear.
Long-Distance Calls
Long-Distance Calls
The Scientist Staff | Jun 30, 2016
Woods Hole Oceanographic Institute researcher Peter Tyack expresses the beauty of marine mammal communication.