Gray Whale Varvara Breaks Mammal Migration Record

April 16, 2015 6:42 AM

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Researchers reported that the 9-year-old female whale named Varvara swam from Russia to Mexico and afterwards returned back to Russia, breaking the record of the longest known mammal migration.

So far the record was held by the humpback whale or Megaptera novaeangliae. This whale migrates between the equator, where it has its breeding grounds and waters of Antarctic or Arctic, which have waters rich in food. This means that it travels up to 10,190 miles (16,400 km).

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