First Gray Whales of the Year Return to Kronotsky Gulf

First Gray Whales of the Year Return to Kronotsky Gulf


The press service of the Kronotsky Reserve reported that its employees were able to go to sea for the first time in recent years on May 5. They met five gray whales in the vicinity of the Kronotsky Liman.

Kronotsky Gulf is one of the feeding grounds for gray whales. These animals make annual migrations: each spring they leave the warm southern seas and head north. In the waters rich in food, they will accumulate subcutaneous fat reserves.

The experts noted that they had already recorded four of the whales they met. But one of them turned out to be a newcomer. All animals are quite thin. They have to accumulate enough fat reserves over the summer.

In their wintering grounds, gray whales practically do not feed, using the subcutaneous fat reserves accumulated over the summer, therefore it is so important to preserve feeding grounds and not disturb animals.

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