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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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Port Hadlock, June 16 (BNA): At least one Washington state waterfront landowner has said yes to a request to allow dead gray whales to decompose on their property.
PORT HADLOCK, Wash.-- At least one Washington state waterfront landowner has said yes to a request to allow dead gray whales to decompose on their property.
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While he and his family were busy admiring the ocean, three gray whales made their way to the family's boat.
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Greenman also pointed to the barnacles - patchy white spots on gray whales - on its top side.
Gray whales are occasionally sighted along a historical western migration corridor that includes waters near Russia's Sakhalin Island in the Sea of Okhotsk (Weller et al., 2008; Weller and Brownell, 2012; Fig.
The Eastern North Pacific stock of gray whales migrates each year between winter breeding grounds near Baja California, Mexico, and summer feeding areas in the Bering and Chukchi Seas (Rugh et al., 1999).
To look at, gray whales aren't the most attractive creatures; covered in barnacles and sea lice, they host more external parasites than any other cetacean.
MEXICO CITY (CyHAN)- A close contact between two gray whales and a group pf tourists in a Mexican lagoon drew great interest after it was shared on YouTube by the British wildlife photographer Steve Trewhella.