Definition of gray whale in English:

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gray whale

noun

A mottled gray baleen whale that typically has heavy encrustations of barnacles on the skin, commonly seen in coastal waters of the northeastern Pacific.
  • Eschrichtius robustus, the only member of the family Eschrichtiidae
Example sentences
  • On these tours you can see dolphins, sperm whales, grey whales, and more depending on the time of year.
  • Every few years, gray whales and blue whales wash ashore on the California coast.
  • We experienced some difficulty identifying whale species during the count, especially differentiating between bowhead and gray whales.

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