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Tale of a Wayward Calf
"Our last gray whale cow/calf pair was very active. The calf raised its head high several times. It crossed on top of its mom to change sides; it looked as if the calf rolled off of its mom's back. When the mom appeared to head off toward the R-10 buoy, the calf turned and headed toward the nearby cove; the mom had to go back and corral her wayward calf!" —Alisa Schulman-Janiger (April 21)

What other cow/calf behaviors do observers see during migration? Their field notes each day are full of stories that help us make discoveries.

Image: Michael H. Smith

Gray whale mother with calf on migration north