Leatherwood (Editors), The gray whale, Eschrichtius robustus
Observations of Risso's dolphins, Grampus griseus, with gray whales, Eschrichtius robustus
Nineteenth-century ship-based catches of gray whales, Eschrichtius robustus
, in the eastern North Pacific," 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 ?