Sunday, March 5, 2017

A Truly Unique Experience: Watch the Migration of Gray Whales in the San Juan Islands

The sheer wonder one feels at sitting back and watching nature in all her glory is a breathtaking moment, and everyone deserves to have that moment at least once in their life. If relish such an experience, there is nothing better than watching majestic whales in their natural habitat.

The key thing to hone in on is to schedule the best time for it. The good thing is: that time is now.

Catching the Gray Whales in their Element
Gray whales have baleens, which are like thick combs made up of long, fine hair, in place of teeth. They use their baleens to scoop up sediment from the ocean floor, and subsequently filter it for planktons and krill.

Back in the 18th and 19th centuries, whalers nearly hunted them to extinction. It wasn’t until 1946 that an international treaty was signed to manage whale hunting. Almost thirty years later, the Endangered Species Act - alongside the management of the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration - helped ensure that gray whales were allowed to reproduce back from the edge of extinction. Read more from this blog:

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