grey whale


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(Animals) a large N Pacific whalebone whale, Eschrichtius glaucus, that is grey or black with white spots and patches: family Eschrichtidae
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Noun1.grey whale - medium-sized greyish-black whale of the northern Pacificgrey whale - medium-sized greyish-black whale of the northern Pacific
baleen whale, whalebone whale - whale with plates of whalebone along the upper jaw for filtering plankton from the water
Eschrichtius, genus Eschrichtius - type and sole genus of the Eschrichtiidae
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FACTS The grey whale can grow to a length of 16 metres (52 ft) and a weight of 40 tons - and it can live for up to 70 years.
She and her scruffy yet enthusiastic group of grad students led by Canadian marine biologist William Megill, are out to discover why the grey whale has all but disappeared from the waters surrounding their remote wooded outpost on a small island off British Columbia's west coast, 300 miles straight north from Seattle.
OIL and gas expansion projects are set to cause an ``environmental catastrophe'', with the possible extinction of the grey whale,campaigners claimed.