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Think Your Commute Is Bad? Don't Tell That To A Sperm Whale

Try traveling more than a million miles in your lifetime like a sperm whale does. (That's like swimming round-trip between New York City and L.A. 150 times.) Did you know that the monarch butterfly's annual journey across North America can take four generations to complete? Or that golden jellyfish of Palau race toward the sun every day?

I just learned that from a news release. But apparently Alec Baldwin is going to tell you about these things, and more, in an upcoming special on the National Geographic Channel, airing tomorrow. According to the release: "The National Geographic Great Migrations team spent two and a half years in the field, traveling 420,000 miles across 20 countries and all seven continents to bring this ambitious production to television."

To accompany the seven-part series, Geographic also published a book titled, "Great Migrations: Epic Animal Journeys." They shared a few pictures of pilgrimages with us, but you can see more on their site.