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Apr 12, 2001

Apple today shared a trailer for the whale documentary "Fathom" on YouTube ahead of its worldwide debut on Apple TV+ on June 25. See our original coverage below for more details about the film.

Apple earlier this month announced that it purchased the rights to "Fathom," a documentary that follows two scientists as they attempt to communicate with humpback whales and unravel the mystery of why they sing.


"Fathom" features Dr. Ellen Garland and Dr. Michelle Fournet, who study 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. The documentary film uniquely reveals a deep commitment and reverence to the scientific process and the universal human need to seek answers about the world around us. 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.
"Fathom" is set to premiere on Apple TV+ on Friday, June 25, and it joins several other nature-focused documentaries on Apple's streaming service such as "Tiny World," "The Year Earth Changed," "Fireball," "The Elephant Queen," "Earth at Night in Color," and more.

Article Link: Watch the Trailer for Apple TV+ Whale Documentary 'Fathom' Ahead of June 25 Debut
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macrumors 65816
Jan 4, 2008
Laurie Partridge (who?!?!?!) solved that one a very long time ago.


macrumors 65816
Nov 11, 2020
Mexico City living in Berlin
I feel like Apple is always waiting for Netflix to release a documentary and then attempt to swim on that wave of buzz. They always release a similar themed documentary a little while later. Coincidence? I think not.

Either way it looks
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