Gray whales prefer “full life” in Chukotka to the warm coast of California


Photo: Faith Kostamo / RIA Novosti

Despite the strong frosts, at coast of Chukotka are gray whales, which at this time of year usually swim off the warm coast of California, reports “Interfax”.

“At the same time more than ten gray whales observed in the present employees of the national Park “Beringia” in the area of Cape Chaplina,” — said the Agency in the national Park.

Scientists have linked what is happening with later formation of ice in the Arctic. Last year, a gray whale was observed in Chukotka until December 26, which was a record.

Listed in the international Red book, the gray whale reaches 15 feet in length and can weigh up to 37 tons. The total population is 22 thousand individuals. All warm time of the year they spend in the Chukchi and Bering sea in shallow water, where fattened and sent to spend the winter in California, where almost do not eat.

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