Here’s some good news from earlier on this week. A gray whale has been sighted off the coast of Israel by Herzliya Marina.
This is good news because the gray whale was previously thought to be extinct across the Atlantic Ocean. It’s shocking but good to find one in the Mediterranean Sea!
The Grey Whale (aka Gray Whale) was believed to have died out in the North Atlantic as far back as the 17th of 18th Century – though no one’s really sure why.
The sighting by Israel Marine Mannal Research and Assistance Centre back at the start of May is good news but confusing.
Nicola Hodgins of the Whale and Dolphin Conservation Society (WDCS), which has its headquarters in Wiltshire, UK, was quoted in the BBC;
“Gray whales are well known for performing one of the world’s longest migrations, making a yearly round trip of 15,000-20,000 km,”
“Over a lifetime, a gray whale migrates the equivalent distance of a return trip to the moon.
“However, these new images show that this particular whale would have had to beat all previous distance records to end up where it has.”
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Do you have any theories to explain why we might have once again, after hundreds of years, at least one Grey Whale in the Med?