Wednesday, May 12, 2010
Gray whale sighted off Israel
I was forwarded a bit of news today: A gray whale has apparently found its way through the arctic ice in the Northwest Passage near the Bering Strait to the Atlantic ocean. It then migrated south and eventually turned left into the Mediterranean ending up off the shores of Israel instead of the southern tip of Baja. Gray whales have not been seen in the Atlantic for over 200 hundred years! According to scientists it should be able to survive because there is plenty of food here. The question is whether this could be the beginning of a new migration pattern or re-colonisation of the Atlantic. This is another side effect of the climate changes our planet is going through. Interesting where a wrong turn can take you.