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Optus: Whale Song
Hugh Bollinger

Optus: Whale Song

Singing Humpback Whales, Western Australia (credit: Wayne Osborn, The Whale Diaries)

When an Australian telecommunications company wanted to create a musical experiment, they tried to communicate with humpback whales underwater. Optus was the result.

Most folks should appreciate their attempt at cross species communications even in an unusual promotion. We don't know what the whales thought of the music, however.


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