September 10, 2013

Whales: The Sound of the Sea

My husband got me this pretty whale necklace from Dogeared after my son, Benny was born in June. I've always loved whales, and now I have a new perspective on these beautiful creatures. Whales are loving parents, who guide their young through a beautiful, and sometimes unpredictable sea.

Whales are the grace of the sea. They are nurturing, loyal and vocal. They communicate to one another through beautiful and unique songs throughout the deep blue ocean. Many people have had the experience of climbing on a boat and sailing out to sea to catch a glimpse of whales in their natural habitats. It's amazing to see these gentle giants peak their heads out from beneath calm waves. It feels like they are dropping by to say hello!

"To have a huge, friendly whale willingly approach your boat and look you straight in the eye is without doubt one of the most extraordinary experiences on the planet." -Mark Carwardine 

Whales are loving moms to their calves. Humpback whales will push their newborns to the surface so they can take their first breath of fresh air. They protect and nurse their young until they are ready to be on their own.

The voice of the whale is the sound of the sea. A whale uses it's voice to navigate the ocean and communicate their individually unique sound to its family. As mothers, we use our voices to soothe, comfort and reassure our baby that everything is okay. We also have to tell Daddy that baby is too tired to play Superman! We don't hold our voices back when we are protecting our family, and neither do whales.

When Benny get's a little older, I can't wait to take him to Rhode Island for whale watching experience. I hope that the whales aren't shy that day, and he learns that every whale has a story to tell. 


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