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Gray Whale Valentine’s

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Along with their distinctive heart-shaped blow, one of the highlights of the migration season is to see courtship behavior in Gray Whales. Duos, trios, or even slightly larger groups of both males and non-pregnant females often gather together along the southern portion of their journey to the breeding and calving lagoons in Baja California, Mexico. Some of the courtship behaviors include swimming next to each other on their sides at the surface, rubbing and touching each other with their pectoral flippers, rolling at the surface, and even coy females swimming upside-down. This mingling continues in the lagoons and results in a new batch of calves for the next migration season.