Filed Under (Whales) by Alexa & Cindy on 12-05-2010
Tagged Under : Whales
Where you been all our lives? Oh, extinct? I see.
This past Saturday, one such whale was spotted off the coast of Tel Aviv, Israel, very far from where grays normally live (in the northwest Pacific ocean, where they travel from the Arctic region all the way down to Baja, California, near Mexico).
A gray whale hasn’t been spotted in that part of the world since the late 1600s-early 1700s, and scientists have long thought grays were extinct in the mediterranean.
That’s one heck of a Cetacean road trip.
Israeli scientists even caught the 40+ foot-long rebel whale on film.
Take a look:
Exciting? You bet!
Scientists are a-splash over this discovery, and say it’s “the most amazing sighting in the history of whales.”
Will there be more? And what in the WORLD are they doing all the way over there?
Read the above link for more, and check out some gray whale facts here to get up-to-speed on this incredible creature and how scientists think it made its journey to the other side of the world.
- Quiz: what does a gray whale NOT have the most other whales do? Which other whale is also missing it? Tell us in the comments below for a special surprise from O4E! (If you get it right, we will notify you and send you your prize. Deadline for answers is 5/19/10)