THE MYSTERY OF THE MEDITERRANEAN WHALES

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Science, Wildlife & Environement

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  • DIRECTOR : Luc Marescot
  • PRODUCER : Aronnax / France 3, Animal Planet, Discovery Canada, RTBF, TFO
  • DATE : 2002
  • FORMAT : One off
  • DURATION : 1x52'

SYNOPSIS

The mediterranean whales are the only ones not taking part to the yearly migration route from Noth to South. Where do they hide during winter and how do they survive in the Deep Blue?

Each year scientists witness the massive migration of the whales leaving the cold Northern waters to reach more comforting waters in the Southern Hemisphere. The whales observed in the Mediterranean show specific features as they are the only ones who do not take part in this long journey, secretly hiding in the Mediterranean waters. Nobody so far has been able to tell precisely how travel in and out of the Deep Blue. Through GPS satellite transmitter links and find out how they survive in this environment, what secret itinerary they follow and where they hide for the winter?

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