February 2024

A humpback whale breaches out of the blue ocean





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Humpback Whales

Narrated by two-time Golden Globe® nominee Ewan McGregor, the MacGillivray Freeman film 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 Tonga, this ocean adventure offers audiences an up-close look at how these whales communicate, sing, feed, play, and care for 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. Educational resources for this film, such as an educator guide for grades 3 to 8 with lesson plans and an Oceanography learning lab with hands-on activities, are included on the MacGillivray Freeman website https://macgillivrayfreeman.com/project/humpback-whales/

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