Overview: The Annual Cycle of the Gray Whale
January February March April May June
July August September October November December

June: Feasting in the North
In June the hungry whales are well into the northern waters where they find plenty of food. They feast and start to gain back weight they lost during migration and breeding/calving season. A few whales stop out along the Oregon and Washington Coast and stay all winter. But most whales keep going to the cold, food-filled waters off Alaska and Siberia. Many moms and babies complete their journey north in June.

Gray whale spyhops.

Photo: Adrienne DeLiso