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  • NARRATOR: The migrating humpbacks

  • have only one objective now, the safe house of Mozambique.

  • It's a whale-birthing paradise far from the usual hunting

  • grounds of great white sharks.

  • Vulnerable baby whales can nurse, grow, and gain strength.

  • The adults have traveled 4,000 miles to safety.

  • The warm water and lack of predators

  • give their species the best chance of survival.

  • [whale singing]

  • It's a magical time.

  • The whales spend up to four months mating,

  • birthing, and nursing their young.

  • [soothing music]

  • This is their time to bond and interact.

  • But these adult whales have not eaten since they

  • left Antarctica months ago.

  • Their strength diminishes each day,

  • and the time is coming when all of the adults and calves

  • will have to swim the 4,000 miles back to Antarctica

  • to feed.

  • Now, after four months up in Mozambique,

  • they start this return migration down,

  • and that's when it's going to get really interesting.

  • Because at that stage, you're going

  • to have these weak whales, these whales that haven't fed

  • up enough that have been starved for the last four or five

  • months.

  • And as they go down, they're going

  • to be the ones that, I think, are really

  • vulnerable to attack by sharks.

NARRATOR: The migrating humpbacks

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Humpback Whale Migration | Shark vs Whale

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    林宜悉 posted on 2020/11/07
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