Drizzle by John H. Burns
Approx. 85,870 words.
Published on August 21, 2011 by
A young marine biologist and his assistant suddenly find themselves able to communicate with whales at the same time the International Whaling Commission, following a twenty year moratorium, re-opens the seas to harvesting whales.
Shortly after the 1st whales are harpooned, the seas become unsafe as the leviathans of the sea begin attacking.