Western Pacific Biotwang

Western Pacific Biotwang is the name of a newly discovered whale call. It was first recorded in 2014 and now scientists have proved that it belongs to a species called the minke whale. The sound ranges from a low moan to a screechy metallic tone. The Western Pacific Biotwang sound or Minke whale’s call ranges in frequency from 38 to 8,000 hertz (cycles per second) and lasts 2.5 to 3.5 seconds. The Minke whale is the smallest species of baleen whale. It gets its food by filtering krill and small fish from the water through baleen plates in its mouth.