gray whale


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The summer foraging season is critical for the gray whale because they live the rest of the year on their stores of summer fat.
Nugent says, "This is a very scenic drive, and the hike offers views of the migrating Gray Whales from the beaches and trails.
10, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Embark on an unforgettable adventure and experience the annual epic journey of gray whales aboard Flagship Cruises & Events Whale Watching Tour with a naturalist from Birch Aquarium at Scripps Institution of Oceanography, UC San Diego.
These seven operations, along with the other whaling on this species, had reduced gray whale numbers to an unknown, but apparently considerable, extent in both the eastern and western North Pacific by the end of the 19th century.
This was a devastating indictment of the threats posed to the gray whale, the lagoon, and dozens of marine and terrestrial plant and animal species, including the severely endangered peninsula pronghorn antelope and the northernmost stand of red mangrove in the Western Hemisphere.
Nearly 160 gray whales pass along the coast each day during the migration's peak and onshore whale watchers may see them spouting, park officials said.
Summary: The WWF has floated a "life-sized" whale model down the River Thames to highlight the threat oil poses to western gray whales.
AMSTERDAM: 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.
Incidental sightings of gray whales were noted during aerial surveys of portions of the bight made during 1980-85 (Oliver and Jackson (4)) to investigate abundance of pinnipeds and small odontocetes and most gray whale sightings occurred in the vicinity of Santa Catalina Island.
He traveled with specialists from the Kronotsky Nature Reserve in a motorboat, and took a skin biopsy specimen from a gray whale.
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.
The event in celebration of the annual gray whale migration will include musical entertainment, arts and crafts for children and whale-watching stations.
The largest we sunk was about 30 tons, and that was a gray whale, and very challenging," recalls Smith, a professor of biological oceanography at the University of Hawaii.
And the Inupiat's fear of the gray whale managed to accomplish something that decades of research and environmental advocacy failed to do: It convinced a friend of Big Oil to admit the threat of climate change.
An independent panel of renowned whale experts has warned that planned oil and gas activities by Royal Dutch Shell in Russia's Far East may drive the critically endangered western gray whale into extinction.