A mottled grey baleen whale that typically has heavy encrustations of barnacles on the skin, commonly seen in coastal waters of the NE Pacific.
- Eschrichtius robustus, the only member of the family Eschrichtiidae.
- 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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