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Gray Whale Birth Rate Posts Decline

January 17, 2002|From Times Wire Reports

Gray whales are in the midst of their annual migration along the California coast, but with fewer calves in tow.

Biologists have estimated that only 260 calves were born last year to the 26,000 gray whales that migrate 5,500 miles each year between Alaska's Bering Strait and Mexico's Baja Peninsula.

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