This is the story of a humpback whale's first year as she learns the lessons of humpback life from her mother. Together, they make the long journey from her birthplace in the subtropical waters in Hawaii to summer feeding grounds in the cold seas off Alaska's southeast coast. The youngster will meet dangerous orcas and sharks, and playful dolphins and seals. She will learn to use her flippers and tail to announce herself and communicate with other whales. And by the time they return to Hawaii for the winter, she will be ready to set out on her own and find her own place in her community of whales.