There’s a whale somewhere in the North Pacific Ocean that’s come to be known as the 52hz or Loneliest Whale.  Nobody’s seen it.  Plenty have heard it, even recorded it’s call and now plenty have heard of it and it’s become somewhat of a symbol of isolation in the vastness of the sea… crying out for companionship that never comes.

The whale has turned into an unwitting celebrity, a cultural icon and a cipher for the feelings of many unconnected people around the globe. It is, allegedly, the Loneliest Whale in the World.


Feeling blue: Scientists – and lonely people – have been tracking a single blue whale who sings, unanswered, at a frequency other whales can’t hear.