Of Happy Fish and Wellermen: Notes on the Marine Politics of a “Social Media Hype”

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Part II: Wellerman: Singing of Whales and Hope? When the Wellerman-craze started in January 2021, it reminded me of the backend of a party. That point at which you have exchanged all pleasantries, news and gossip and silly things can happen. Silly things such as breaking out into song. To my mind this isn’t necessarily a consequence of drinking (too much) alcohol, but of company; rather than a sign of uninhibitedness it is one of comfort. Only, Wellerman happened for exactly the opposite re...

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