KUNAMOKST - West Coast Mural Mosaic

Ziggy Linklater


Humpback Harmony

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Artist Comments: When I first moved to British Columbia I heard about the whales that filled the west coast waters. Coming from Winnipeg, there were no mountains or ocean. Last summer as I flew back into Vancouver from my summer vacation in Manitoba, I was lucky enough to catch a glimpse of the silhouette of a Humpback whale below me. 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. It is most likely that humpbacks sing to communicate with others and to attract potential mates.