Gray Whale Swims 14,000 Miles and Into the Record Books

A North Pacific gray whale has earned a spot in the record books after completing the longest migration of a mammal ever recorded.
According to a release from Oregon State University whose scientists helped conduct the whale-tracking study, the whale, named Varvara, swam nearly 14,000 miles. Varvara, which is Russian for "Barbara," left her primary feeding ground off Russia's Sakhalin Island to cross the Pacific Ocean and down the West Coast of the United States to Baja, Mexico.



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