They say music soothes the soul — apparently this is true not just of humans, but of whales, too. On August 20th, a humpback whale was stranded on the beach off the coast of the Queen Charlotte Islands, or Haida Gwaii, near British Columbia in Canada. When locals learned of the poor whale's plight, dozens came to its rescue, keeping it covered in water and wet bed covers until the tide could carry it back into the ocean. But when high tide came, the whale didn't budge — that is, until two men began serenading it with a traditional Haida song. At that point, the whale swam free and back to its home in the depths of the sea. Here's the video from a local news broadcast.


Story Suggest by John Wiggers.