Mexico’s Gray Whales

02023-05-02 | Uncategorized | 1 comment

The 40-ton gray whale stretches her massive head out of the murky water next to our small boat so that we can bend over the railing and pet her chin. She opens her mouth so we can scratch her tongue, which weighs about 3,000 pounds. Then the 40-foot-long giant turns onto her back for a belly massage. Finally, the mother of a two-month-old calf holds up her baby on her back so we can give it some love, too. The calf’s skin feels surprisingly soft, like smooth silicone.

Up-Close Ecotourism Is Bringing Back Mexico’s Gray Whales

Great story from Reasons to be Cheerful, which still always, ALWAYS, and without fail, starts playing this inside my head.

1 Comment

  1. JaneParham

    You have inspired me to go see some whales. I have never seen one!


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