The Special Features are as compelling as the main feature! "The Search" showed the difficulties in finding the humpback
But four distinct populations are still listed as endangered and one as threatened.
Scientists aren't entirely sure what she is doing, but they have some good guesses.
One theory is that the sounds could be related to mating.
The stars aligned for this lucky photographer.
How does a 45 ton whale manage to rescue a 300 pound seal? Or drive off a pack of hungry orcas in an attempt to save a baby of a different species? The following two incidents reveal how humpback whales did both of those things, adding a whole new meaning to the phrase "gentle giants.'
When you go on a whale-watch, just the prospect of seeing the majestic creatures at all is seriously thrilling. For a few lucky tourists off the coast of Massachusetts, their trip out to sea turned into a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to get really cozy with the ocean's gentle giants.
We all crave that sweet serendipity of being in the right place at the right time: When the Northern Lights are most likely to dance; when that sleepy scruff-bucket town transforms for its once-a-year fabulous fiesta; or, when a mass mob of whales gathers at the nearby reef.
"Obviously whales have to rest on their migration, so what we call 'sleep swimming' might be when they're paying less attention
Humpback whales migrate to the warm waters of Hawaii in large numbers during the winter to breed, and many calves are born
Stephanie Stack, a research biologist for the foundation, said that her team was taking a lunch break after a routine morning
This NOAA map shows the approximate locations of humpback whale distinct populations: 1. West Indies, 2. Cape Verde Islands