"With the unusual mortality event of these gray whales
, we know more whales will be coming in, or there is a high likelihood that more whales will die within Puget Sound and out on the coast," said Port Townsend Marine Science Center Citizen Science Coordinator Betsy Carlson.
Federal officials are asking waterfront landowners in western Washington to volunteer their properties to be the final resting place for dead gray whales
. (AP Photo/Jeff Chiu, File/ MANILA BULLETIN)
So far this year, 37 dead gray whales
have turned up in California waters, three in Oregon, 25 in Washington state and five in Alaska, say officials of NOAA's National Marine Fisheries Service.
There have been 37 of the dead gray whales
in California waters, three in Oregon, 25 in Washington state and five in Alaska.
'I'm out in Puget Sound and there [are] three gray whales
right underneath our boat,' a female voice in the background told the dispatcher.
"We see animals in shallow water daily," he said referring to the spotting of gray whales
To develop our SNP panel, we sequenced the genomes of two Sakhalin Island gray whales
(a male and a female WGW) and a female EGW from Barrow, Alaska.
feeding was recorded whenever conspicuous mud plumes were observed streaming out of the mouths of surfacing gray whales
, an indication of benthic feeding.
Around the same time, fishermen working in lagoons along the Baja Peninsula were whispering stories of curious, friendly gray whales
. A new era in whale-watching tourism dawned with tours run exclusively by local communities.
persist in the Pacific but went extinct in the Atlantic more than two centuries ago.
Highlighting the migratory patterns of not only gray whales
but also caribou, birds, butterflies, and more, it underscores our interconnectedness as it stops at each of the ecosystems through Baja California, the Northwest, and beyond.
On April 8 in Anchorage at the Alaska Zoo Gateway Hall, the topic is Killer Whale Predation on Gray Whales
in the Unimak Island Region.
Baleen whales, also known as mysticetes, are the largest animals on earth, and include blue whales, minke whales, right whales, gray whales
and fin whales, Khaleej Times reported.
Lagoon Time: A Guide to Gray Whales
and the Natural History of San Ignacio Lagoon is packed with nearly three hundred images and nine maps, and offers California collections the first complete field guide to the gray whales
of the San Ignacio Lagoon in Baja California.