Premier of the PBS television documentary “Mystery of the Humpback Whale Song” premiers on WPBT (PBS Miami). The program, which is part of the 11th season of the “Changing Seas” series features the joint efforts of Dr. Adam Pack, TDI President and UH Hilo Professor, and Dr. Marc Lammers, Research Coordinator of the Hawaiian Islands Humpback Whale National Marine Sanctuary. Dr. Pack and Dr. Lammers investigate whether humpback whale male song is an honest indicator of a singer’s fitness and fertility. The program also showcases TDI’s collaborative efforts to use acoustic recording suction cup tags to follow the day in the life of a singer as well as whales in other social roles in the breeding grounds.
by Jen B.