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          Many whales migration south for the winter, especially those that feed in northern waters.For the gray whale, the journey begins in the frigid waters of the Chukchi and Bering Seas. The whale spends the summer and a few  fall months in the arctic waters before heading south.


Around mid to late fall, the whales start their 5000 mile journey south to Baja California. Since whales travel close to the coast, many people enjoy going out on boats to view them. The gray whales are heading  south for two reasons: shelter and breeding.

World Map Migration Map

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