Acoustic recordings of whale vocalizations. Hear the sounds of humpbacks, rights and sperm whales.
Whaling shanties were sung by the sailors to help pass the time and coordinate work out at sea.
For hundreds of years, whale oil lit up the world and powered industry. Explore a timeline of major events.
When Melville died in 1891, his death was noted in only one local newspaper, with a brief description of the "long forgotten" author.