more gray whales

The number baby gray whales born along the Pacific Coast has increased over the past five years, leading scientists to believe that for now pregnant females are doing all right feeding in a warming Arctic environment.

“In the short term they appear to be doing well, based on our monitoring of reproduction. But we really don’t know how th elong term warming ttrend is going to affect this population,” saidWayne Perryman, a fisheries biologist with NOAA in La Jolla (San Diego County).
SFGate, 28 Jun 2006
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