Whale Migration

The whale shown on the map was tracked for a total of 7,745 km (4,813 miles) as it traveled from Socorro Island, where it was initially tagged, up to Vancouver Island. Note that this animal stuck relatively close to shore during its migration, though it was still well past the continental shelf for most of the journey. Image courtesy of Exploring the Census of Marine Life 2002/2003 Expedition, NOAA-OER.

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Census of Marine Life 2002/2003

Census of Marine Life: Nekton

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