There she blows! Apple TV+ takes deep dive in Fathom whale documentary

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‘Fathom’ documentary studies humpback whale communication on Apple TV+.
Two scientists study humpback whale communication in Fathom, exclusively on Apple TV+.
Photo: Apple TV+

Apple TV+ landed the rights to Fathom, a documentary about the quest to unravel the mystery of why humpback whales sing. And maybe even how we can communicate with them.

It’ll premiere on Apple’s streaming service this summer.

Scientists seek to Fathom the mystery of whale communication

Apple’s description of the documentary says:

Fathom follows Dr. Ellen Garland and Dr. Michelle Fournet, two scientists focused on the study of humpback whale songs and social communication. As they embark on parallel research journeys on opposite sides of the world, they seek to better understand whale culture and communication.”

It also shows off science in in the real world. “From hypothesis to groundbreaking experiences in the field, Fathom showcases the passion, curiosity, collaboration, perseverance and work it takes for leading scientists to make scientific discoveries,” according to Apple.

The documentary is scheduled to premier exclusively on Apple TV+ on Friday, June 25.

More nature documentaries on Apple TV+

Fans of nature have plenty to watch on Apple’s streaming video service. It’s carved out a niche with cutting-edge documentaries.

Apple’s Tiny World uses new camera technology to reveal the lives of the smallest animals on the planet. And Earth at Night in Color employs next-generation cameras to reveal the nocturnal lives of animals as never before possible. And there are others, too.

Of course, Apple TV+ has far more than documentaries like Fathom. It boasts an array of sit-coms, mysteries, thrillers, crime dramas, sci-fi and much more. The service costs $4.99 a month but also forms a key component of all Apple One subscription bundles.

Source: Apple