Whale migration paths are one of the most studied in the scientific community. It is well known that whales migrate to accommodate there diets as well as mating behaviors and thus, it is almost always seasonal. Humpback whales for example travel south during the fall to take advantage of a warmer climate and a surplus of food. When Spring comes around, the reverse is true and they migrate north. This “travelling” has been studied carefully and many whales are tagged with radio and camera equipment so that scientists can get a closer look at the adventures a whale embarks on during migration.

Whale migration paths are in many ways very similar to early human migration paths. Go south during the colder months to take advantage of the warmer climate and go north during the summer months to have a slightly cooler climate that accommodates a variety of plant and animal growth. This behavior can even be seen in today’s modern travel industry. One trip advisor spoke about  the current trend of people buying holiday homes to visit depending on the season and when not in use, how more and more holiday home owners are renting out for visitors on a holiday vacation. Clearly we’re not so different from them after-all.

Most of these reports can be picked up from a variety of web sites, including www.whaleguide.com however some of the global news outlets are best for up to date information as they can tap into the (very expensive) global news feeds.  My favorite new source online is to watch BBC News live, when you get used to using the interface and switching between the live TV and iPlayer pages it’s amazing how much information you can pick up.  The BBC website also is very generous with supplying links to other external resources if they’re relevant.

Please be aware that most of the BBC website is not accessible outside the UK though, unless you us either a VPN or Smart DNS solution to hide your exact location.

 

 

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