Every summer for decades, Jim Nollman played music with the same pod of orcas. He wasn’t performing communication experiments on animals in a laboratory or an aquarium. Instead, he explored communication with the animals as willing participants in their own habitats.
Fin whales produce some of the loudest noises in the animal kingdom. So loud that marine geophysicists have found fin whale calls recorded by seismometers they use to detect earthquakes. Since these whales haven’t been studied much, scientists are using the whale’s calls to learn more about their behavior.
Watch as 5 people rescue a humpback whale severely entangled in a drift net. In the finale, the whale celebrates the joy of being free!