Film crew captures world's first footage of a humpback whale giving birth

Posted on AllSides December 7th, 2023
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Mark Brownlow and Sarah Gibbs have worked on several series about ocean life and animals, but for years one piece of footage remained elusive: the birth of a humpback whale. The event can take several hours, and "the holy grail of filming a whale birth seemed impossible," Brownlow, an executive producer with Plimsoll Productions, said. While filming for the new National Geographic series "Incredible Animal Journeys", the crew worked with humpback scientist Dr. Rachel Cartwright, who guided them as they captured footage of the whales in Hawaiian waters. The team was...

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