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Following the Gray Whale’s Record-Breaking Migration - 11/17/15

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You’d have to drive from California to New York and back—TWICE—to fully appreciate the distance traveled by the gray whale every year. This species takes the credit for longest migration route of any mammal, traveling 12,000 miles from the icy waters of the Arctic to the warm lagoons of Baja, Mexico, and back again.

Explorer, filmmaker and diver Céline Cousteau knows more about this migration than most—she’s traveled this route, observing the gray whale’s feeding grounds, breeding grounds and everything in between. We’re honored to have her with us today to share her experiences.
 

As chief executive officer, John Racanelli leads a team of 600 full and part-time employees and 1,000 volunteers in pursuing the National Aquarium’s mission to inspire conservation of the world’s aquatic treasures. More than 1.5 million people annually visit the Aquarium’s venue in Baltimore, Maryland, while millions more are touched by the Aquarium’s education programs, outreach activities, social media campaigns and conservation initiatives.