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By Sabrina McFarland, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 8+

Scientists decode humpback whale sounds in see-worthy docu.

Movie NR 2021 87 minutes
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In this educational and entertaining documentary, female scientists study the mysterious sounds made by humpback whales. For Fathom's Dr. Garland, the mission is not only about a concern for the greater good of the earth, but also a personal passion. "It gets me out of bed every morning," she admits. "I'm a nerdy scientist trying to understand our planet, trying to understand all the animals on our planet before they disappear." And, notes Dr. Fournet about her assignments, "We're creating a record so that we can at least demonstrate to the world and to the generations ahead of us that something beautiful was here." These shared stories and images from accomplished scientists and their colleagues help Fathom to serve fittingly as a film that can inspire kids to consider careers in STEM.

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