Imagine living your life trying to find someone who speaks your language but for decades finding no one to communicate with; this is the life that 52-Hertz lives. 52-Hertz, named for the unconventional frequency of his voice, has spent his life thus far calling out to other whales with the hope of receiving a reply, but his calls continue to go unanswered. It is thought that he is a cross between a blue whale and a fin whale, causing his call to be at a higher frequency than other whales leaving them unable to understand him.
52's story has been gaining traction on the internet for years, and it was our very own Program Director, Amy Fonarow, that brought this story to our attention so that we could share it with you! The most recent news regarding 52 is that his story caught the eye of well known actor Adrien Grenier. Grenier is teaming up with friends from the film industry in an effort to bring 52's story to the big screen, which they are trying to bring to fruition by using popular crowdfunding website Kickstarter. While the film will focus on the science of 52's loneliness, the director of the film, Josh Zeman, expects that people will relate to 52 on a more basic level; the empathy of a shared existential crisis - dying alone.
We hope that his story will continue to spread until such a time that his voice is heard. Mahalo to everyone who took the time to read this - we hope 52's story touched your heart as much as it did ours.
Earlier this month we wrote about how 52-Hertz’s story had been gaining momentum in the media, catching the eye of actor Adrian Grenier (of Entourage fame.) Our Program Director, Amy Fonarow, has been keeping herself apprised on this story and wanted us to share with everyone that… Continue Reading
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Imagine living your life trying to find someone who speaks your language but for decades finding no one to communicate with; this is the life that 52-Hertz lives. 52-Hertz, named for the unconventional frequency of his voice, has spent his life thus far calling out to other whales… Continue Reading
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