Their journey north takes them past Bermuda where Andrew Stevensen, a guest this year, is also fascinated and curious about their mid-ocean behavior and is documenting time spent, perhaps taking a break from the long trip, in this island outpost. His beautiful film “Where the Whales Sing” gives viewers a window into a unique part of their lives.From Bermuda to their feeding grounds takes them through some of the most heavily trafficked stretches of water in the world. At this time of year, whale related news headlines are dominated by ship strikes, entanglements and strandings. Collisions with vessels are a leading cause of death for humpback whales. Towards the end of this year’s season on the Silver Bank, Amy Kennedy from the National Marine Mammal Laboratory was aboard and successfully tagged a number of whales. Her results showed animals clearly heading direct to either the Stellwegen Banks / Gulf of Maine region or Greenland. Studies like these are important, not least because better understanding of routes allows ocean managers to optimize shipping lanes and justify safe speed zones.