Since the pandemic started, according to National Park Service biologist Christine Gabriel, humpback whales are now starting to express themselves to each other. Now that there are fewer cruise ships intruding on the whales’ natural habitats, researchers have witnessed them spreading out and communicating more frequently and expressively. Mother whales have also been giving their calves freedom to explore.
Not only this but thanks to the peace and quiet biologists have been able to study marine life undisturbed. Researchers from the University of Alaska and other institutions have been able to traverse the coast and observe whale behaviour.