A recent study conducted at the CSUCI was published and sheds light on why young humpback whales breach. The study discusses how young whales breach to increase the blood oxygen levels via myoglobin which is created by the muscle contractions when whales surge out of the water with high energy. The increase of myoglobin then provides the oxygen needed for long dives. It is exciting to learn about the great student research being done at Cal. State University Channel Islands and how this research helps us deeper understand whale behaviors as a function of survival.