Mysterious Whale Swarms Perplexing Scientists

Mysterious Whale Swarms Perplexing Scientists

A "super-group" of humpback whales observed from an aircraft off the coast of Cape Peninsula, South Africa. PHOTOGRAPH COURTESY JEAN TRESFON

A "super-group" of humpback whales observed from an aircraft off the coast of Cape Peninsula, South Africa. PHOTOGRAPH COURTESY JEAN TRESFON

Why are all of these humpback whales all suddenly hanging out? No one really knows.

In a new study, scientists report spotting as many as 200 humpbacks at a time gathering off South Africa. That's bizarre for a species previously believed to be loners.

View the full article on National Geographic.

Humpback Whales Exhibit at The American Museum of Natural History

Humpback Whales Exhibit at The American Museum of Natural History

A humpback whale breaches in Alaska’s Inside Passage. Copyright John Hyde/Pacific Stock

A humpback whale breaches in Alaska’s Inside Passage.
Copyright John Hyde/Pacific Stock

Humpback Whales is an extraordinary journey into the mysterious world of one of nature’s most awe-inspiring marine mammals.

 

Exhibit Information
March 3, 2017 - September 14, 2017
Times:
2D film showings: 11:30 am; 4:30 pm
3D digital showings: 10:30 am; 12:30 pm; 1:30 pm; 2:30 pm; 3:30pm  
Captioning devices are available.
Location:
Samuel J. and Ethel LeFrak Theater, first floor

Get your tickets here.

The Seafarer Shawl

Beautiful knitted shawl inspired from the book.

You can view the pattern here.