Changing Seas

Mystery of the Humpback Whale Song - Trailer

Preview: Season 11 | 3m 56s

Each winter, a population of humpback whales migrates to its breeding grounds in the Hawaiian Islands. It is here that male humpbacks perform their elaborate and haunting song. Experts are studying the purpose of this song and what it might tell them about the animals’ overall fitness. Footage of humpback whales & whale research taken under the authority of NMFS MMPA/ESA Permit No. 19655.

Aired: 06/19/19

Rating: NR

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Major funding for this program was provided by the Batchelor Foundation, encouraging people to preserve and protect America’s underwater resources. Additional funding was provided by The William J. & Tina Rosenberg Foundation, the Do Unto Others Trust, and by Skip and Diane Day.