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Gray whales traveled from Russia to Mexico and back to Russia, logging in 13,988 miles in 172 days, and now hold the record for the world's longest migration. http://healthypets.mercola.com/sites/healthypets/archive/2015/06/30/gray-whale-migration.aspx

Gray whales traveled from Russia to Mexico and back to Russia, logging in miles in 172 days, and now hold the record for the world's longest migration.

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A Western gray whale (pictured) has made the longest known migration by any mammal. The female, named Varvara, swam miles from the east coast of Russia to breeding grounds off the coast of Mexico, and back, reportedly without stopping for a snack

Laughing Pacific Grey Whale near San Ignacio, Mexico from "The Whale Keepers of San Ignacio."

Laughing Pacific Grey Whale near San Ignacio, Mexico from "The Whale Keepers of…

Gray Whale - very unobtrusive at the surface; sometimes referred to as ‘breathing rocks”  - does not breach  - when feeding, makes sharp turns in shallow water and may raise pectoral fins and/or tail flukes out of the water, giving the impression that the whale is struggling or stranded.

Gray Whale - very unobtrusive at the surface; sometimes referred to as ‘breathing rocks” - does not breach - when feeding, makes sharp turns in shallow water and may raise pectoral fins and/or tail flukes out of the water, giving the impression that the whale is struggling or stranded.

Gray Whale Eye

The Gray Whale, ballen cetaceans, conservation of mammalian marine endangered species, Grey whales.

Mother whale lifts up her baby to see humans on boat - from the arms of the ocean!!

Mother Whale Lifting Her Baby to See Humans on Boat

Incredible Whale Encounter - Mother Gray Whale Lifts Her Calf Out of the Water! While I don't condone this type of interaction, the mother gray whale does seem to be promoting this encounter.

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Gray whale eye - View amazing Gray whale photos - Eschrichtius robustus - on Arkive

The gray whales are the only friendly whale species that will approach a boat to be touched. Laguna San Ignacio, Baja California Sur, Mexico

The gray whales are the only friendly whale species that will approach a boat to be touched.

Pen and ink line art drawing of a Gray Whale (Eschrichtius Robustus)

Pen and ink line art drawing of a Gray Whale (Eschrichtius Robustus)

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