Humpback Whales opens at Cincinnati Museum Center Feb 13

. January 16, 2015

CINCINNATI – Swim alongside massive humpback whales on a journey beneath the waves and around the globe. Humpback Whales opens February 13 in the Robert D. Lindner Family OMNIMAX® Theater at Cincinnati Museum Center as part of the worldwide premiere of the film.

Humpback WhaleFound in every ocean on earth, humpback whales migrate more than 6,000 miles every year, from the icy waters where they feed to the tropical waters where they breed. Join a team of researchers off the coasts of Alaska, Hawaii and the remote islands of Tonga as they follow them on their journey and try to unlock their secrets.

Identified by their knobby heads and unusually long pectoral fins, these underwater giants can grow up to 55 feet and 48 tons. Humpback whales are filter feeders, using plates of baleen hairs to filter up to 4,000 pounds of krill, plankton and small fish out of the water each day. Often called ocean’s acrobats, they like to leap high out of the water, twisting and twirling into the air. And while all humpback whales make sounds to communicate, only males sing the long, haunting songs that are so distinctive. These intelligent whales nearly faced extinction 50 years ago, with less than 10% of original humpback populations remaining. Thanks to international whaling laws, they are now making a steady recovery.

The scientists featured in the film seek answers to the fascinating questions of why humpback whales sing, where they travel, how they care for their young and more.

Humpback Whales, presented by Pacific Life , is produced and distributed by MacGillivray Freeman Films and is narrated by Ewan McGregor. For more information visit

Category: Natural History

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