The Extraordinary Journeys Of Humpback Whales
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“The first time that I heard clicks and whistles from a nearby whale in the ocean, I figured it was from a whale, but I was still quite curious and immediately raised my head to ask the crew if a whale was near,” recalled Steven Munatones. “Other swimmers may be more experienced and instinctively know what they hear underwater, but it was a very pleasant surprise for me.
From the Molokai Channel to the Strait of Gibraltar, ocean swimmers have had similar experiences during their channel swims, marathon swims, and offshore ocean swims.
Humpback whales Narrated by two-time Golden Globe® nominee Ewan McGregor, Humpback Whales is an extraordinary journey into the mysterious world of one of nature’s most awe-inspiring marine mammals. Set in the spectacular waters of Alaska, Hawaii and the remote islands of Tonga, this ocean adventure offers audiences an up-close look at how these humpback whales communicate, sing, feed, play and take care of their young. Captured for the first time with IMAX® 3D cameras, and found in every ocean on earth, humpbacks were nearly driven to extinction 50 years ago, but today are making a slow but remarkable recovery. A team of researchers unlock the secrets of the humpback and find out why humpbacks are the most acrobatic of all whales, why they sing their haunting songs, and why these intelligent, 55-foot, 50-ton animals migrate up to 10,000 miles round-trip every year.
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