15 May 2013
Grey Whale Spotted South Of The Equator For The First Time
A grey whale has been spotted south of the equator for the first time.
He or she was seen in the South Atlantic Ocean by scientists working in the African country of Namibia, and they confirmed their amazing sighting this week.
This species of whale has been extinct in the Atlantic since the 18th century.
This latest sighting is exciting because it could mean the grey whale is recovering from hunts of the past that reduced their numbers to near extinction. However, there could also be another reason. The effects of climate change might be upsetting their feeding habits and leading them into areas they don't usually visit.