Gray whale travels 14,000 miles, sets migration record

April 15, 2015 4:29 PM

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Gray whale travels 14,000 miles, sets migration record

"The ability of the whales to navigate across open water over tremendously long distances is impressive," said lead researcher Bruce Mate.

The whale's migration was tracked in an effort to better understand a unique population of gray whales who prefer the northwestern Pacific waters along the coast of Russia. Most biologists are more familiar with the groups of gray whales that hug the coast of California, and scientists believed the ...

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