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Least Concern #13 Gray Whale (Endangered species) 2021

The_Nature_PlugNov 6, 2021, 11:34:21 AM

The Grey whale or also known as the Gray Back Whale, Pacific Gray Whale, or California Gray Whale is a species of whale that can be found in the North Pacific and North Atlantic Oceans and is listed on the endangered species list as least concern. 

Reasons for least concern status - Hunting, Human activity, climate change, acute noise, toxic spill, aboriginal whaling, entanglement with fishing gear, boat collisions, and possible impacts from fossil fuel exploration and extraction, predators (killer whales). 

Conservation efforts - They are protected from commercial fishing.

Grey Whale Facts - 

Science Name: Eschrichtius robustus

Size: 14.9 m 

Weight: 41 t

Native Locations: North Pacific Ocean, North Atlantic Ocean

Lifespan: 50 - 60 years

Population: est 27,000

Conservation status: Least Concern (LC)


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