Gray Whales

Gray whales are easily recognized by the gray patches and white mottling on their skin. Using its double blow hole it can spout up to 15 feet into the air. Everything from the gray whales characteristics, diet, feeding habits and more can be found in this category.

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What part of the ocean do gray whale live?

on the west coast of America and on the west coast of Japan

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What clings to the back of a gray whale?

Barnacles

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What would happen if Gray Whales became extinct?

there would be no mare gray whales and the eco system would be disrupted causing more animals to become extinct and eventually nothing will be alive.

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When did gray whales become endangered?

Gray Whales have been hunted since the 16th century. Humans have been whaling gray whale species for over 4 decades now. This hunting has significantly reduced the gray whale populations. The north atlantic population of gray whales were totally wiped out due to whaling even before the 19th century. Around 1950, governments worldwide declared the gray whale as an endangered species and banned whaling them.

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What eats gray whales?

Orca's are the only known natural predator of the gray whale. Groups of Orca's can easily kill a mid sized gray whale. Full grown adults are too big for even a group of Orca's to kill. But, babies are especially vulnerable. The Gray Whales give birth to their young in shallow lagoon waters. This is done to protect the newborn from predators like sharks and orcas

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What is a scientific name for a gray whale?

Grey Whale - Eschrichtius robustus

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How many gray whales are killed every year from oil spills?

Not many. Hunting by humans is the biggest threat to gray whales. Gray Whales have been hunted since the 16th century. Humans have been whaling gray whale species for over 4 decades now. This hunting has significantly reduced the gray whale populations. The north atlantic population of gray whales were totally wiped out due to whaling even before the 19th century. Around 1950, governments worldwide declared the gray whale as an endangered species and banned whaling them

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How long does a gray whale live?

50 to 70 years

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How much babies do gray whales have in a lifetime?

Breeding behavior is complex and often involves three or more gray whales. The Gestation period is about one year, and females reproduce biennially. The calf is born tail first, and measures about 4 meters in length at birth. The Gray Whales give birth to their young in shallow lagoon waters. This is done to protect the newborn from predators like sharks and orcas

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Humpback Whales
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Are the Humpback whale and the Gray whale the same?

No, they are two distinct species.

While the Gray whale (Eschrichtius robustus) is the only living living species in its genus and family, recent DNA studies show that the Humpback whale (Megaptera novaeangliae) is a closely-related rorqual.

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Have gray whales ever been studied in captivity?

Yes, SeaWorld rescued a stranded gray whale calf named Jay Jay. Which they studied in SeaWorld until it was well again. They released it though.

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What is the habitat of the Grey Whale?

During the summer they live in the murky waters of the Arctic Sea while they feed. Then in Autumn they start a migration to the Baja California peninsula in Mexico, where they live during the winter in shallow lagoons when they reproduce. Juveniles and calves also enter the lagoons though they do not reproduce. On early spring they begin they journy back to the Arctic.

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Orcas (killer whales)
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Do gray whales eat killer whales?

No.

Kiler whales eat grey whales .😝

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How many bones does a gray whale have?

zero

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How long are gray whales?

Adult Gray whales can be 40 feet long or more and weigh 40 tonnes or more. They are one of the largest species of whales in the ocean. However, young ones are smaller (only 4 meters long at birth)
Gray Whales are aproximetly 35 to 50 feet and weigh about 35 tons!!! they also live up to 50 or 60 yrs.

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What part of the ocean do gray whales live in?

Grey or Gray Whale (eschrichtius robustus)

can be found in the Eastern North Pacific (North America) - critically endangered

Western North Pacific (Asian)

May 8, 2010 - gray whale confirmed sighting of the coast of Israel in the Mediterranean Sea

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How much food do gray whales eat?

Gray Whales feed on benthic crustaceans that are found on the sea bed. The whale scoops up sediments from the sea floor and filters out edible particles and feeds on them. There is no documented evidence on how much a gray whale would eat, but considering its size and weight, it should be a few hundred kilograms or more of food in a day.

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How many miles does a gray whale migrate?

Gcc

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How long does gray whales live?

25-80 years

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What are sounds of gray whale?

These sounds are more like grunts than songs. THEY'RE USUALLY USED FOR LOCATION PURPOSES.

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What positive affects do humans have on gray whales?

feed it

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What do gray whales look like?

gray whales are black and gray with whale lice and barnacles and a triangle head and bumpy skin

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If the average weight of a gray whale is 16 tons about how many pounds does a gray whale weigh?

32,000

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Are Gray Whales in the Atlantic Ocean?

No. Because of Hunting & Whaling by humans. Gray Whales have been hunted since the 16th century. Humans have been whaling gray whale species for over 4 decades now. This hunting has significantly reduced the gray whale populations. The north atlantic population of gray whales were totally wiped out due to whaling even before the 19th century. Around 1950, governments worldwide declared the gray whale as an endangered species and banned whaling them

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How long do gray whales live?

Gray Whales are known to live between 50 to 70 years of life. Though they have a long life expectancy, human hunting has prevented them from living so long. Over the past decade hunting has stopped (not fully but significantly) and hence they may live to their max life of 70 years or so

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