Protectors of Giants The gray whale is the world’s oldest baleen whale alive today. Every year around October, these majestic creatures leave their arctic feeding grounds to migrate south towards their birthing grounds in Mexico. They are often sighted passing through Monterey Bay. The 2014 migration saw a major increase in numbers. However, major threats to the gray whale remain, including military sonar, seismic surveys and entanglement.
The California Gray Whale Coalition is made up of hundreds of environmental organizations and is supported by thousands of whale-loving citizens and celebrities alike, from Jean-Michel Cousteau to Pierce Brosnan and Daryl Hannah. Their website is kept up to date with the latest in gray whale news and resolutions, and offers a comprehensive toolkit for activists.