whales (Eschrichtius robustus) are a stocky species that can reach
a length of 12m (40ft) and weigh as much as 36 metric tons (40 tons)
The identifying features of this whale are the short dorsal fin
and a row of "knuckles" running down the midline.
year gray whales
journey from their feeding grounds in Alaska to the warm breeding
lagoons in Baja California (Mexico) and back again. This migration
is the farthest than any other mammal.
population of the Gray Whales is estimated to be 14,000 to 18,000
most living in the eastern North Pacific.
annual Gray Whale migration can be seen from the shores of Monterey
bay, Point Lobos and Big Sur. Whale watching tours are also available.