All About Gray Whales
The Gray Whale is part of the Baleen whale family.
Gray whales feed on krill. They have baleen suspended
from the jaw, which is like cartilage, the baleen acts
as a filter straining krill and other small animals
Gray whales make one of the longest migrations a round
trip of 12,000 miles, their breeding grounds off the
coast Mexico up to the Arctic Ocean. They follow the
coast. The males lead the migration, the last to make
the journey are the cows with their newborn calves.
The cows and calves will often stay within 200 meters
of the coastal shore.
Killer Whales will attack the young gray whale calves.
The killer whale is about ½ the size of the Gray Whale
cow but the calf is easy prey. The Killer Whales will
often work together as a pod trying to drown a gray
whale calf, a single hunt will often take hours.
Gray whales carry their calves for 13 months.
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