Close Call For This Fisherman, Whale Comes Within Feet
By Space Coast Daily // January 6, 2015
Animal kingdom's great migrator
ABOVE VIDEO: This giant shows up out of nowhere then decided to go under a man’s boat.
LA JOLLA, CALIFORNIA – This giant shows up out of nowhere then decided to go under a man’s boat in California.
The gray whale is distributed in an eastern North Pacific (North American) population and a critically endangered western North Pacific (Asian) population.
The typical size of an average Gray Whale reaches a length of 49 ft, a weight of 40 tons and lives between 55 and 70 years.
They have two blowholes on top of their head, which can create a distinctive V-shaped blow at the surface in calm wind conditions.
Gray whales were once called devil fish because of their fighting behavior when hunted.
Traveling in groups called pods, some of these giants swim over 12,000 miles round-trip from their summer home in Alaska waters to the warmer waters off the Mexican coast.
The gray whale is one of the animal kingdom’s great migrators.
Today, gray whales are protected by international law and their numbers continue to grow.
In 1994, the gray whale was removed from the United States endangered species list.