Forces of Nature

Humpback Whale Nursery

Clip: Episode 3 | 2m 34s

Researcher Oswaldo Vasquez swims with humpback whales in the blue waters of the Silver Banks Marine Reserve in the Dominican Republic, which is a nursery for humpback whale calves. The calves rely on the warmth created by the water’s interaction with the sun’s photons. This interaction also causes the ocean to be a deep blue color.

Aired: 09/27/16

Rating: TV-PG

Video has closed captioning.