Welcome Home, Whales!
Some gray whales like to spend summer feeding in bays, such as Nelson Lagoon, along the Alaska Peninsula. The whales feed in the narrow channel. It's still a long swim for the whales before they reach the prime feeding areas in the Bering and Chukchi Seas. Children in the village school learn about where "their" whales spend the winter months before they return to the Arctic in spring and summer.

Students at Alaska's Nelson Lagoon School study where the whales go in Mexico.

Image: Rebecca Concilus