Valentine's Day is here and love is in the air. February is the month of romance and not just for us humans. Right now thousands of Gray Whales trek over 12,000 miles from Mexico to Alaska to mate, traveling the longest migration route of any marine animal.
Gray whales travel to the fertile feeding grounds of Baja, California, where they mate in early spring, between March and April. During this time, we have the unique opportunity to observe these gentle giants interacting with one another. They exhibit incredible behavior as they migrate northward, such as jumping, diving, and swimming, creating an enthralling sight to behold.
Gray whales are known for their curiosity nature and often approach boats. California is one of the few places where you can go our right now to greet these magnificent creatures. If you're planning to visit or if you're lucky enough to live there, these animals are worth your time to go see. Not only will it be a once in a lifetime experience, but it will also be an opportunity to witness the beauty and magnificence of the animal kingdom.
Daniel Kim (February, 2023)