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Marine Mammal Monday: Magnificent Migrations

Ages: 8-11 years old

  • Behavior
  • Species conservation
  • Climate change

We're celebrating the animals that love to travel! Marine mammals are famous for their epic migrations along the California coast. During this Marine Mammal Monday, you'll learn about some of the ocean's best swimmers.  

Gray whales have the single longest migration of any marine mammal but there are mysteries surrounding how changing ocean conditions might be influencing this migration. Explore real data from The Marine Mammal Center’s research team with this activity for ages 12+. You will also discover more about how you can support our research efforts and create healthy oceans for gray whales and people alike. Use the answer key after you complete the activity to see how you matched up.

species conservation
climate change
Upper elementary
8 years
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11 years

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