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'Fathom,' a new humpback whale documentary, premieres on Apple TV+

Fathom Documentary Post
Fathom Documentary Post (Image credit: Apple)

What you need to know

  • Fathom has premiered on Apple TV+.
  • The nature documentary tells the story of humpback whales.

Fathom, the latest nature documentary from Apple, has premiered on Apple TV+.

The new documentary follows the story of Dr. Ellen Garland and Dr. Michelle Fournet, two scientists who study the social communication and songs of humpback whales. The film "showcases the passion, curiosity, collaboration, perseverance and work it takes for leading scientists to make scientific discoveries."

Directed and photographed by Drew Xanthopoulos ("The Sensitives"), "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. 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 produced by Sandbox Films, Impact Partners, Walking Upstream Pictures, Back Allie Entertainment and Hidden Candy. The film is produced by Emmy Award winner Megan Gilbride ("Tower") and executive produced by Emmy Award winner Andrea Meditch ("Grizzly Man"), Emmy Award nominee Jessica Harrop ("Follow This"), Greg Boustead ("Fireball: Visitors from Darker Worlds") and Emmy Award winner Josh Braun ("Wild Wild Country").

If you haven't seen it yet, check out the trailer for Fathom below:

The documentary is streaming now on Apple's video streaming service. If you want to see it in the best quality possible, check out our list of the Best TVs for Apple TV 2021.

Joe Wituschek
Joe Wituschek

Joe Wituschek is a Contributor at iMore. With over ten years in the technology industry, one of them being at Apple, Joe now covers the company for the website. In addition to covering breaking news, Joe also writes editorials and reviews for a range of products. He fell in love with Apple products when he got an iPod nano for Christmas almost twenty years ago. Despite being considered a "heavy" user, he has always preferred the consumer-focused products like the MacBook Air, iPad mini, and iPhone 13 mini. He will fight to the death to keep a mini iPhone in the lineup. In his free time, Joe enjoys video games, movies, photography, running, and basically everything outdoors.