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Building Blubber

Gray whales continue to feast in the cold arctic feeding waters in order to be ready for migration and mating just weeks away. The blubber gained must be enough to sustain them during the months ahead. A 30-ton whale will expend so much energy on the migration to Mexico that it may lose up to eight tons of its blubber. Little or no whale food is available in the warmer water of the Mexican wintering grounds, so now is the time to chow down!

Facts and Photos


Tail of a gray whale above water's suface
Keith Jones, Baja Jones Adventure Travel
Gray Whale Migration Map