Humpback Whales: A Detective Story
In 2015, a 30-ton humpback whale breached and landed on Tom Mustill and his friend in Monterey Bay, California. Both survived the incident, but the near-death experience haunted him. Tom returned to discover far larger questions, not just about his encounter but also about our relationship with whales and their future alongside us.
Every Nine Minutes
Every nine minutes, the weight of a blue whale (300,000 pounds) in plastic makes its way into our oceans. To call attention to this crisis, the Monterey Bay Aquarium built a life-sized replica of a blue whale made of single use plastic trash. Certified by Guinness World Records, the whale is the largest sculpture of its kind ever built.