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Tourists Delight in Seeing Annual Migration of Humpback Whales to Alaska

Every year, the migration of hundreds of humpback whales draws the attention of tourists as the whales swim between Alaska and the warmer waters of Mexico's Pacific coast.

It is the time of year when adult whales and their young migrate from the coast of Mexico, returning to Alaska--putting on a spectacular display for whale watchers.

Last December, humpback whales traveled south, searching for the warm waters of the Caribbean and Mexico's Pacific Coast. That is where they breed and give birth.

The whales are a tourist attraction. Every year, people from all over the world travel to Mexico--to watch the migration.

At the end of January, the whales' offspring start growing at an accelerated pace in preparation for the return migration.

Now, the whales and their young will begin the journey back to Alaska.