This rare video captures the precious first moments just after a humpback whale gave birth off the coast of Maui. Lars Bejder, the director of the University of Hawai’i at Mānoa’s Marine Mammal Research Program, said that this is the closest researcher has been to a live birth of a humpback whale in 25 years. You can see how clumsy and uncoordinated the calf is, roughly 20 minutes after birth but the image of it swimming near its mom is so sweet!

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