The distances we go for sex

Animals go to extreme lengths to find mates and pass on their genes to the next generation.

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Salmon swim thousands of miles from the ocean to freshwater lakes where they breed and die.

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Blue Whales swim thousands of miles from their nursery lagoons in Mexico to feeding grounds in the Arctic.

Arctic terns travel up to 50,000 miles in a year in their migration from their Arctic breeding grounds to the Antarctic and back.

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Gray whales make one of the longest migrations of any mammal, swimming over 10,000 miles between Mexico’s nursery lagoons to their feeding grounds in the Arctic.

Woodland caribou in a natural setting

North America’s caribou migrate 3,000 miles in a year in herds of hundreds of thousands of animals.

leatherback turtle

Leatherback turtles migrate 12,000 miles between their nesting sites in Indonesia to feeding grounds off the coast of Oregon.

spring break

Newly sexually mature human males and females travel thousands of miles every spring in a mating rite known as “Spring Break”.

(laughing) Couldn’t resist. For more cool info on extreme migrations, check out this link.

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