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Gray Whale Migration News

Spring 2017
February - July
Watch this season's story unfold.

Gray whale migration: aerial view
Kate Wynne

Monthly
Follow the whales' northward migration from nursery lagoons in Mexico to feeding grounds in the Arctic.

Daily Counts
From February to May, two research teams share data from the California coast, as northbound whales pass.

Tourists watch baby gray whale in San Ignacio Lagoon.
Keith Jones
spouting gray whale on migration
Alisa Schulman-Janiger
 

Courting and Mating
January, 2017

During January, southbound gray whales are courting and mating along the migration route. Many of the migrants reach the warm lagoons of Mexico.

A Surprising Start
February 13, 2017

Unlike last season, the northbound migration did not start early. The migration is still in its southbound phase! Compare with last season.

 
 
 

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