© 2023 All Rights reserved WUSF
Play Live Radio
Next Up:
Available On Air Stations

Reflecting on the legacy of the monumental 'Songs of the Humpback Whale'

Five decades ago, “Songs of the Humpback Whale” was released and would become the most popular nature recording in history. It also led to Congress passing the Marine Mammal Protection Act.

Biologist Roger Payne, who produced the album, reflects on the album and its impact.

WBUR’s Barbara Moran reports.

This article was originally published on WBUR.org.

Copyright 2022 NPR. To see more, visit https://www.npr.org.

WUSF 89.7 depends on donors for the funding it takes to provide you the most trusted source of news and information here in town, across our state, and around the world. Support WUSF now by giving monthly, or make a one-time donation online.