For about 300 years, the Pacific Ocean has been the only hood the gray whale has called home. Until now.
Conservationists in Israel are going whale-shit over the sighting of a 40-foot long, 200-ton mammal swimming in the Mediterranean. Care to explain, flabbergasted scientist?
"This is sensational," Phillip Clapham of the U.S. National Marine Mammal Laboratory in Seattle told New Scientist after hearing the news from marine biologists in Israel. "The most plausible explanation is that it came across an ice-free North-West Passage from the Pacific Ocean, and is now wondering where the hell it is."
Also plausible: the gray whale journeyed halfway across the world just to get away from those meddlesome orcas that kept beating up his friends. Damn orcas. Always causing trouble.