Gray Whales: A Celebration of Conservation

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Researchers with the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) / Southwest Fisheries Research Center (SWFRC) have been studying the migration of Gray Whales along the west coast of North America for years. Understanding how and why these large cetaceans make these epic journeys will help scientists to better understand and protect the species. This exploration will take you to the frontier of research through blogs, photo features, videos and more provided in part by the scientists involved.

Have A Question? You can submit questions to the NOAA scientists via email during the duration of this mission, April 20 to May 1, 2015.

Exploration Updates

April 20, 2015: Welcome Aboard Virtual Science Team from Dr. David Weller

April 21, 2015: Day 2 and So Much to Share!

April 22, 2015: Meet More of Our Science Team

April 23, 2015: Foggy Days

April 24, 2015: Gray Whales, Ready For A Close-Up!

April 27, 2015: Flex: The Famous Gray Whale

April 28, 2015: Using The Beautiful View To Track Whales At Piedras Blancas

April 29, 2015: Latest Whale Count, Babies, Aerial Photos and New Technology!

April 30, 2015: A Mouthful of Mud

May 1, 2015: Goodbye From Piedras Blancas



The Frontier of Research

NOAA biologist monitor the annual Gray Whale migration along the west coast of the United States.

A Cooperative Program

Gray Whales: Celebration of Conservation is a WhaleTimes, Inc. Virtual Research Mission, in cooperation with NOAA and the Oceanscape Network. For more information visit whaletimes.org

Download a Gray Whale Poster

Celebrate the launch of this virtual exploration with this beautiful 11 X 17 inch Gray Whale poster. The full color poster features artwork from Oregon Coast Aquarium artist Michael Cole along with fun fact about this species.