Poet Kimiko Hahn first read about The 52 Hertz Whale in the New York Times. She was inspired to create and wrote the captivating poem, "Ode to 52 Hz," Check it out: While monitoring enemy subs in the Pacific, hydrophones classified a distinct / basso profundo frequency / calling with a metronome’s regularity / as belonging to a whale, species unknown. Read the rest at the bottom of this page: http://frequencyprovidence.com/about/
By the 1960s, humpback whales and other whale species had been hunted extensively, sometimes to the point of near extinction. Then a recording of humpback whale songs helped shift public opinion on the hunting of all whale species.