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Leonardo DiCaprio Donates $50,000 to Save Adrian Grenier’s Kickstarter Campaign

Leonardo DiCaprio Donates $50,000 to Save Adrian Grenier's Kickstarter Campaign

READ MORE: A Tale of a Whale in ’52: The Search For The Loneliest Whale’

Leonardo DiCaprio’s foundation has rescued Adrian Grenier’s documentary “52: The Search for the Loneliest Whale” donating $50,000 just as its Kickstarter campaign was about to end, according to Variety.

“52: The Search for the Loneliest Whale” is a documentary about finding the so-called world’s loneliest whale, who travels alone because it communicates at 52 Hertz, a frequency unintelligible to all other whales.

DiCaprio is one of 3,300 backers to support Grenier’s pursuit of protecting endangered marine-life. As per Variety’s report, Grenier said that donations like these “validate our ongoing efforts, and to get their vote of confidence is a huge moral boost for myself and team Lonely Whale.” He utlimately hopes the film will expose the threat of noise pollution to species like “52.”

DiCaprio’s company, Appian Way, produced the critically acclaimed environmental documentary “The 11th Hour” and has been quite busy these days, having its Oscar-nominated documentary, “Virunga” partner up with Netflix for streaming rights in addition to production rights on documentaries and docu-series that center on environmental conservation.

READ MORE: Adrian Grenier and Josh Zeman Team Up to Embark on a Quest to Find the ‘Loneliest Whale in the World’

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