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Gray whale migration: aerial view

Spring 2015: January - June
Month-by-month: Follow the whales' northward migration from nursery lagoons in Mexico to feeding grounds in the Arctic.
Daily Counts: From February to May, two research teams share data from the California coast, as northbound whales pass.

Photo: Kate Wynne

gray whale baby

March 8: First Northbound Babies!
March 3 brought an early first mom/baby pair past the ACS/LA. "What a phenomenal gray whale season in southern California!" exclaims researcher Alisa-Schuman-Janiger.


Photo: Michael H. Smith

Migrating gray whales

February 16: Track the Turnaround!
When will the count of northbound whales exceed those going south in February's two-way traffic? Keep track with the data!


Photo: Alisa Schulman-Janiger

Larger-than-usual group of migrating gray whales

February 2: Setting Records?
It's shaping up to be a record-setting season as the whales' journey north gets underway!

Photo: Alisa Schulman-Janiger

Tourists watch baby gray whale in San Ignacio Lagoon.

January 2015
During January, southbound gray whales are courting and mating along the migration route. Many of the migrants reach the warm lagoons of Mexico.


Photo: Keith Jones

Gray Whale spyhopping Archived Seasons
Explore previous migration seasons:

Photo: Adrienne DeLiso

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