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Sedna's Love by Tammara Sedna's Love by Tammara
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:star:You can hear the whales sing here: [link]


In Inuit mythology, Sedna was the goddess of the sea and the whale was her most magnificent subject.

Humpback whales are known for their magical songs, which travel for great distances through the world's oceans. These sequences of moans, howls, cries, and other noises are quite complex and often continue for hours on end. Both male and female humpback whales produce sounds, however only the males produce the long, loud, complex "songs" for which the species is famous. Each song consists of several sounds in a low register that vary in amplitude and frequency, and typically lasts from 10 to 20 minutes. Humpbacks have been observed to sing continuously for more than 24 hours. Cetaceans have no vocal cords, so whales generate their song by forcing air through their massive nasal cavities. Scientists are studying these sounds to decipher their meaning. It is most likely that humpbacks sing to communicate with others and to attract potential mates.
These whales are found near coastlines, feeding on tiny shrimp-like krill, plankton, and small fish. Humpbacks migrate annually from summer feeding grounds near the poles to warmer winter breeding waters closer to the equator. Mothers and their young swim close together, often touching one another with their flippers with what appear to be gestures of affection. Females nurse their calves for almost a year, though it takes far longer than that for a humpback whale to reach full adulthood. Calves do not stop growing until they are ten years old.
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frayedknot1 Featured By Owner Oct 31, 2013
Great Humpback Whale and Calf. I would like to use this art on my Maui and Hawaii shaped plates. I can send you an image to see what it would look like. Let me know if you are interested. I will put your signature on the image and contact info on the packaging as I so with the other artists and photographer's
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Krissey Featured By Owner Feb 19, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
featured! :hug: [link]
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kensilatin Featured By Owner Dec 4, 2012
Fantastic ♥♥
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lorenzArts Featured By Owner Jul 26, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Amazing!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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Catherine62 Featured By Owner Jul 1, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
beautiful!!
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BrianJMurphy Featured By Owner Jun 16, 2012   General Artist
Wow... just... WOW! :O
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anissemaynos Featured By Owner Dec 30, 2011
Amazing art
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Tammara Featured By Owner Jan 18, 2012
Thank you.:heart:
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ExileFallen Featured By Owner Dec 7, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Love This!
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Tammara Featured By Owner Jan 18, 2012
Thank you.:heart:
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