Leatherwood (Editors), The gray whale, Eschrichtius
Observations of Risso's dolphins, Grampus griseus, with gray whales, Eschrichtius
Swimming velocities, breathing patterns, and estimated costs of locomotion in migrating gray whales, Eschrichtius
Commercial whaling, especially for gray whales, Eschrichtius
robustus, and humpback whales, Megaptera novaeangliae, at California and Baja California shore stations in the 19th century (1854-1899)," by Randall R.
47 in the Appendix of Reeves and Smith, 2006) was described as "American-style shore" whaling on the west coast of the United States that began in 1854 and targeted primarily gray whales, Eschrichtius
robustus, and humpback whales, Megaptera novae-angliae.
McCosker (1985) observed a single white shark feeding on the carcass of a grey whale, Eschrichtius
robustus, and saw no other shark species nearby.
In a broad analysis of global whaling, Reeves and Smith (2006) identified no fewer than 22 different whaling "operations" that targeted gray whales, Eschrichtius
robustus, in the North Pacific Ocean, ranging from aboriginal hunts that began many hundreds or even thousands of years ago, to the more recent factory ship activities using modern searching, killing, and processing methods.
Total Reported Eastern Eastern Species caught to IWC NP catch NP period Right, 508 0 372 1963-67 Eubalaena japonica Gray, 139 0 139 1964-70 Eschrichtius
robustus Fin, 8,980 10,148 ?
These observations contain the date and geographical position of the vessel, often the wind's direction and velocity, the visibility, ice coverage, and usually the fauna encountered (for example, bowhead, gray whale, Eschrichtius
robustus; right whale (4), Eubalaena glacialis; humpback whale, Megaptera novaeangliae; walrus, Odobenus rosmarus, etc.