Season 28, Episode 4 Fellowship of the Whales

First Aired: November 15, 2009

The first year in the life of a humpback whale is chronicled. Born off the coast of Hawaii, the winter home of humpbacks, the baby female weighs about one-and-a-half tons, and puts on some 100 pounds a day while feeding on her mother's milk. But while she adds weight, her mother loses it---there's not enough concentrated food in the Hawaiian waters. In time, they travel 2500 miles north to the summer feeding grounds, where krill and herring are in abundance.

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  • Premise: PBS's signature (and multi-award-winning) natural-history series uses gifted wildlife documentarians and stunning photography to reveal what its first host, Donald Johanson, called `the magic and mystery of the fascinating natural world.' The series has ga… (more)

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