Wednesday, 19 May 2010

Climate Fluke? First Gray Whale in 300 Years Appears in Atlantic - TakePart

This one is good news. Potentially. I think? This one boggles my mind a little.

A single gray whale was spotted by a whale watching boat off the shores of Israel last week. Why is this significant? Gray whales have been extinct from the entire Atlantic Ocean for nearly 300 years - hunted out by whaling.

Is this guy lost? Or does he know what he's doing? It is believed that he traveled through the newly ice-free Northwest Passage in the Arctic to get where he is now, raising questions about how climate change could impact animal migratory routes.

Full article here, video included (

1 comment:

  1. That is phenomenally amazing. But you know what I liek most about this article...



    Well done.