Gray Whale Southern Migration and Unusual Mortality Event Monitored from Alaska to Mexico
The California gray whale is the focus of hundreds of scientists and thousands of concerned citizens along the west coast of North America as their 6,000 mile migration from Alaska to Mexico peaks this month.
A spike in strandings and deaths during their northward migration last winter resulted in NOAA declaring an Unusual Mortality Event (UME) in May 2019. Since then, a total of 215 animals have been stranded, with about a third definitively caused by starvation. Other sightings of living animals have been reported with a ...
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