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Grey Whale Migration

On the Trail of the Whales: The End of Our Journey

Doreen Walton | Posted 03.02.2015 | Green
Doreen Walton

With the journey over, I struggled to let go of our whales for a long time. I kissed them. My son patted them. They came when he sang. Life on dry land felt dreary in comparison.

On the Trail of the Whales: Kodiak, Last Chance Island

Doreen Walton | Posted 04.28.2015 | Green
Doreen Walton

Our trip began gloriously. The whales in Mexico behaved as though they'd been waiting for us to arrive before starting their journey. They blew bubbles, bumped our boat, and poked up their noses within kissing distance.

The Trail of the Whales: Look How Far We've Come

Doreen Walton | Posted 01.23.2014 | Green
Doreen Walton

We've nearly made it to the end of our journey. My toddler and I have been following the grey whale migration up the west coast of the Americas. I pieced the journey together using public transport, on a tight budget and tight schedule.

On The Trail of the Whales: The Voice of the Whale

Doreen Walton | Posted 11.26.2013 | Green
Doreen Walton

I imagine us, soaring over the sea ice, over my greys. We were so close. Why is nothing working? What am I doing chasing whales anyway? Who do I think I am? Doctor effing Doolittle?

On the Trail of the Whales: All at Sea

Doreen Walton | Posted 10.26.2013 | Green
Doreen Walton

Humpbacks sizes of buses frolic close by. The two-year-old spots a mother and baby orca jumping together, splashing silver from their black and white uniforms. Beautiful. Then, an adult orca comes straight for the boat.

On the Trail of the Whales: Deadly Ambush in the Deep

Doreen Walton | Posted 08.25.2013 | Green
Doreen Walton

We're speeding north on the Coast Starlight, to our next stop on the grey whale migration route. It's a romantic name for a train, and it's a dreamy r...

WATCH: One Of Largest Gray Whale Migrations Off California Coast

The Huffington Post | Ryan Grenoble | Posted 01.28.2013 | Green

Whale watchers in Southern California are exhilarated over a sighting that's been deemed a "once in a lifetime encounter." A pod of 20-25 gray whal...