Monday, 30 April 2007

Pacific Grey Whales in Some Distress

Grey whales in the eastern Pacific appear to be in some trouble, with the cause far from clear, scientists say.

Researchers with the conservation group Earthwatch found
that whales are arriving in their breeding grounds off the Mexican
coast malnourished.

The same thing happened just after the 1997/8 El Nino event, which warmed the waters and depleted food stocks.Scientists are not sure whether the current decline is climate related or part of a natural predator-prey cycle. more

This little fellow don't look too happy at all at all.

The friendly whale featured in previous posts is a grey whale.

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