One part of the video shows the seal climbing right onto the whale. Moments later the whale breaches and launches the seal as in plunges back into the ocean.

A seal found a new way to travel - by sitting on a whale making its way through the water. Filmed during a whale watching tour on the Baja Peninsula of Mexico.

Off-camera voices can be heard laughing as the pair, seen briefly above the water, make their way down below. As for the seal's reason for jumping, the video says: 'We can only speculate, but the fact that the seal was quite young, was out a long ways from shore by himself and had quite a sleepy demeanor suggested he was just tired.

'Upon seeing something to sit on, never mind that it was a whale, he went for it.'

The video shows how cute and tiny this guy is! You can also see in the video that he seems quite tired. We can speculate that by riding the whale he was just trying to take a rest.

The gray whale is one of the animal kingdom's great migrators. Traveling in groups called pods, some of these giants swim 12,430 miles round-trip from their summer home in Alaskan waters to the warmer waters off the Mexican coast. The whales winter and breed in the shallow southern waters and balmier climate. Other gray whales live in the seas near Korea.

Like all whales, gray whales surface to breathe, so migrating groups are often spotted from North America's west coast. These whales were once the target of extensive hunting, and by early in the 20th century they were in serious danger of extinction.

Today gray whales are protected by international law, and their numbers have grown. In 1994, the gray whale was removed from the United States endangered species list.


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