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Follow the Great Whale Trail

Page - January 9, 2009

The Great Whale Trail follows the migration of humpback whales from the warm tropical waters of the South Pacific, where they breed, to the icy Southern Ocean around Antarctica, where they feed. Click on the whale icon to see more information about the individual whales.

The whales are heading to the Southern Ocean Whale Sanctuary, which should be a safe haven for them. Unfortunately, whaling still continues there, and while the Japanese government has backed down in the face of public pressure, and announced that no humpbacks will be hunted this year, other whales will still be killed, including endangered fin whales.

These whales may still be hunted, as the Japanese government has given no promise to abandon the hunt completely, and in fact intends to expand its whaling efforts in coming years.

The Great Whale Trail MAP and key

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Go back to the Great Whale Trail main page

See the whale profiles

See videos about whales on GP TV whales channel

More details about whaling in the Southern Ocean Whale Sanctuary.