Gray Whale Spotted on Wrong Side of World

Last week, a sperm whale was spotted in the Mediterranean Sea, a mile and a half off Herzliya Marina, just north of Tel Aviv. After a couple hours of observation by researchers from the Israel Marine Mammal Research and Assistance Center, they came to the conclusion that this was not a sperm whale, it was a gray whale, a species that doesn't exist in the Mediterranean! There have been no gray whales observed in the Atlantic Ocean since the 18th century. All gray whales live in the Pacific. Except this one. Some scientists think the retreat of ice in the Arctic led the confused whale into the Atlantic.
In other words, a summering gray whale north of Alaska, swimming eastward along the Alaska coast, may have been able to take advantage of ice-free conditions to continue swimming eastward, all the way through the Canadian Archipelago and west of Greenland, (or, perhaps more likely, westward, above Russia and Europe, via the Northeast Passage) until instinct instructed it to turn south and ultimately hang a left.

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(image credit: Dr. Aviad Scheinin)

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Kalel
"If it was off the coast of Israel, maybe it was headed for the Whaling Wall"

FABULOUS!!!!! Funniest, most original thing
I have seen in a long time. I LOVE it!

I'm not the brightest bulb on the tree but
I sure know smarts when I see it.

Bravo Zulu Kalel.
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... "there will be a time when animals begin appearing that we thought were extinct"... that is a portion of a prophecy that relates to this time ... there are more and more accounts of this happening around the world ... a Big Change is on the horizon ... this message will mean nothing to many and something to a few ... regardless, we are near the beginning of what happens next.
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of course, just the fact that the entire world is filled with different creatures makes this not so amazing... if there weren't those few that would break off for one reason or another into another area, we would have a very boring and crowded world i would think.
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