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California State Marine Mammal

California gray whale tail - click to see all state mammals
California Gray Whale Tail © photo Sandra Cannon: San Francisco Whale Watching (used by permission). See All State Animals - Mammals.

California Gray Whale

Gray whale video

California designated the California gray whale (Eschrichtius robustus) as the official state marine mammal in 1975. The California gray whale can be seen traveling in small groups along the California coast on their 6,000 to 7,000 mile journey from the western Bering Sea to their mating area in Baja California, and again on the return trip. The California gray whale measures 35 to 50 feet in length and 20 to 40 tons in weight.

Gray whale vs human size - click to see all state mammals
Size comparison of gray whale (Eschrichtius robustus) and
average human - image by Chris huh on Wikipedia (edited) -
GNU Free Documentation license, Version 1.2 or later.
See All State Animals - Mammals.
Breaching California gray whale - click to see all state mammals
Gray whale breaching off the cost of Santa Barbara -
public domain image on Wikipedia
Source:
State Marine Mammal: California State Library
Links:
All State Animals - Mammals


    

 

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