National Geographic : 1971 Mar
KODACHROME(ABOVE)ANDEKTACHROME BY THEODOREJ. WALKER( ) N.G.S . Playing follow-the-leader with a gray, members of a Jacques-Yves Cousteau expedition to Baja California attempt to attach a tracking buoy, but the whale dives before they can throw their harpoon. Success- and then disaster! Cousteau's crewmen secured a marker to this gray and tracked its move ments for 24 hours. The migration continues southward even at night, they discovered. After the first buoy fell off, the divers attached a second, but the giant turned and charged marker and boat. Breaching, 406 the whale landed on the fragile vessel. Happily, all hands escaped without serious injury.