Posted by: tpsciencefun | September 26, 2013

Gray Whale Migration Vacation

It’s time, it’s time.  I spotted my first pod of gray whales migrating south this past Monday, the second day of fall.  It seems a bit early, but they had a young whale with them and it is a very long way to swim.  In fact, it’s the longest mammal migration on earth. Each year the gray whales swim from the cold Arctic to the warm lagoons in Mexico and back again.  They do this their entire lifetime. Wow, that’s over 10,000 miles per year.

Get out there and see how many spouts you can spy.  Let me know when, where and how many!!

Check out the link at Journey North’s great website: http://www.learner.org/jnorth/tm/gwhale/jr/WhaleIntro.pdf

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