Endangered Blue Whales Headed Back to Alaska

The Endangered Blue Whale is Heading Back to Alaska
The Endangered Blue Whale is Migrating Back to Alaska

Photograph Provided by National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration

Blue whales appear to be re-establishing their migration route from California to the Gulf of Alaska. The endangered whales were decimated by commercial whalers until the practice became illegal in 1965. The scientists guess half the North Pacific population-or about 1500 animals, are migrating north again.

Lori Townsend, APRN – Anchorage

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