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Befriending a Sperm Whale

Season 42 Episode 12 | 2m 38s

Patrick Dykstra has a life-changing experience in Dominica when he has a close encounter with a sperm whale he names “Dolores.” During this first encounter, he attempts to communicate with her and she seems to respond.

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