But right and grey whales
and their calves would have come very close to shore, making them tempting targets for local fishermen."
are extraordinary: they migrate annually from the Arctic to the seas around Mexico: a distance of around 10,000 kilometres.
"The story of the grey whales
is truly awe-inspiring.
Although grey whales
wash ashore in this part of Canada, it is very rare for a Humpback whale to get stranded there.
Across six countries and five continents the daily lives of lions, elephants, black bears, grey whales
, meerkats and macaque monkeys will be tracked throughout May - the most amazing and dangerous time of the year for our natural world neighbours.
CAST: Drew Barrymore, Kristen Bell, Josh Krasinski PLOT: Three Californian grey whales
are stranded by ice in Barrow, Alaska GOOD POINTS: Like Dolphin Tale, this is a chance for families to enjoy a generally positive story about some wonderful animals trying to survive against the odds.
THE STORY It's 1988 in Alaska and a TV reporter (Krasinski) and a Greenpeace campaigner (Barrymore) fight to save grey whales
trapped by ice.
Tourists travel from all over the world to play with the 45ft-long grey whales
, which breed off the west coast of Mexico each year after migrating 20,000km from the Arctic.
London, Oct 18 (ANI): A new study attempts to shed light on how non-migrating grey whales
survived the last ice age.
We have both resident and transient pods of orcas, and twice a year, grey whales
pass by as they migrate between their Alaskan feeding grounds and their calving grounds in the Gulf of California in Baja California.
Last Chance to See (8.00pm) Stephen Fry and Mark Carwardine encounter grey whales
and meet the deadly Humboldt squid as they continue their search for the blue whale.
candidate studying grey whales
and the ecosystems that sustain them, and she's about to measure the density of zooplantkton that serve as one of the great beasts' primary food sources.