Gray Whales off Mexico’s Northwest Coast

Believed to be extinct across the Atlantic Ocean, gray whales are thriving in the Pacific Ocean. Scientists estimate the current population to be about 25,000, almost all of which head to the waters off Mexico’s northwest coast during breeding season. Photo Credit: www.Photobotos.com via Flickr.

Grey Whales off Mexico's Northwest Coast
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16 comments

Tanja Z.
Tanja Zilker3 years ago

i love the whales and dolphins

Lynn C.
Lynn C.4 years ago

Yes, whalers are a threat to them, but even more insidious is the poisoning of their habitat by the constant barrage of chemicals coming from our lifestyle directly to their food sources.
Stop using all chemicals in your homes, buying unnecessary...anything! It all adds up to manufacturing and chemicals and those things are only there because our dollars support them!
Recently read an article in the Guardian from the UK that said three-quarters (that 75%!) of the worlds reefs are in danger from pollution, overfishing and climate change. The large creatures depend on the small for their sustenance and everything in the seas are in danger - not as dramatic or as immediate as harpoons - but just as deadly!

Kate R.
Kathleen R.4 years ago

Thanx

Jen B.
Jen B.4 years ago

When is breeding season for these whales?

John B.
John B.4 years ago

Thanks for the posting and the good news Chris.

Shin Takahashi
Shin Takahashi4 years ago

Very good news though keep protect in Pacific is necessary.thanks

Megan G.
Megan G.4 years ago

Great to hear they're doing well in the Pacific, but it's a shame the Mexicans allow touching them. The whales can't distinguish between friend or foe, putting them in danger of hunters.

David V.
David V.4 years ago

Great news for the whales......if only humans would leave them alone.

Clifton Jackson
Clifton Jackson4 years ago

Cool!!

janet f.
janet f.4 years ago

This is the second video I've seen recently of gray whales approaching boats with their young in tow with virtually no fear of humans. It's a beautiful thing that two species that are so different can relate to each other, even for a short visit. I just hope they don't get too close to people who aren't happy unless they're killing or maiming something.