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Scientists go to Sakhalin to monitor gray whale

A team of scientists of the Far Eastern Branch of the Russian Academy of Sciences (FEB RAS) on Thursday left Vladivostok to Sakhalin for population monitoring in the Red Book of gray whales that migrate annually to the Okhotsk Sea for feeding, told RIA Novosti the head of the expedition, lead engineer Pacific Oceanological Institute Maxim Fidorenko.

Gray whales are listed in the Red Book of Russia, live in the North Pacific Ocean. There are two herds of whales: the Korean-Okhotsk-Chukotka and California. They are all champions in distance travel: annual whale swims an average of 16,000 miles. When the

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