The video of a baby gray whale
swimming alongside the beach goers at Laguna Beach, Orange County, California, on Tuesday, has gone viral after it was posted by a local photographer.
To better understand the biology of the gray whale
Eschrichtius robustus (Lilljeborg, 1861), we sequenced the genome and produced an assembly that contains ~95% of the genes known to be highly conserved among eukaryotes.
We analyzed data from line-transect aerial surveys for marine mammals conducted in the eastern Chukchi Sea (67[degrees]-72[degrees] N, 157[degrees]-169[degrees]W) in July to October of 2009-15 to investigate bowhead and gray whale
distributions, behaviors, sighting rates, and habitat selection preferences, the last of which allowed direct comparison with results from data collected in this area in 1982-91.
A handsome gray whale
greets tourists at San Ignacio lagoon, Baja Peninsula A whale shark cruises through the water at La Sarah discovers cordone cacti while hiking on Santa Catalina Island A gray whale
flukes in front of a boat on San Ignacio lagoon
But the sighting that drew the most attention was one that has been commonly misrepresented - a gray whale
The ACS-LA Gray Whale
Census and Behavior Project is the longest running citizen science project of its kind, utilizing volunteers to monitor the gray whale
migration from a shore-based location during all daylight hours of a six month spam.
Cheryl Nugent, one of the volunteer coordinators of Whale Fest Kodiak, explains: "Every April, the Eastern Pacific Gray Whale
migrates past Kodiak Island.
To highlight the threat to the whales, WWF sailed an 11-metre western gray whale
- made of bamboo, cane, willow, recycled mattress foam, wet tissue paper and paint and complete with barnacles made from cupcake cases - down the Thames.
Summary: When a 13-meter gray whale
was spotted off the Israeli town of Herzliya last year, scientists came to a startling conclusion: it must have wandered across the normally icebound route above Canada, where warm weather had briefly opened a clear channel three years earlier.
, Eschrichtius robustus, migratory distribution encompasses coastal waters in the eastern North Pacific Ocean from the Chukchi Sea in the north (Rugh and Fraker, 1981; Miller et al.
CDATA[ A rare gray whale
was tailed to the coast of Israel, the first known time the giant mammal has been sighted in the area in hundreds of years.
A gray whale
, more than 48 feet long, was spotted off the Herzliya coast on Saturday - the first time this species has been seen in Israel, according to Israel's Marine Mammal Research & Assistance Center.