Gray Whale Returns to Mediterranean After 200 Years | World | Epoch Times: "n the Pacific Ocean and their status is critically endangered, according to the International Union for Conservation of Nature. In the western North Pacific ocean, a tiny population of about 130 whales survives, and in the eastern North Pacific there are about 20,000. Their two major migration routes are between Alaska and Mexico, and Russia and China.
“This discovery is truly amazing,' said Nicola Hodgins, Whale and Dolphin Conservation Society (WDCS) Species Programme Lead. 'Today, gray whales only inhabit the Pacific Ocean, so to find one in the North Atlantic, let alone the Mediterranean Sea, is bizarre in the extreme.'"