Category Archives: Western Gray Whale

35 Updated Cetacean Red List Assessments published in Nov 2018

Assessments or reassessments of 35 cetacean species, subspecies or populations were published on the IUCN Red List in November 2018. This is in addition to the 10 new assessments published in July 2018, and 19  published in November 2017.  The updated … Continue reading

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Young Gray Whale Sighted near Tokyo Islands

In March 2015 a young gray whale visited waters near Kozushima and Niijima, part of Tokyo’s outlying Izu Islands group. The occasional appearance of gray whales, such as this one, in Japan, together with a stranding on the mainland China … Continue reading

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Update on Gray Whale Satellite Tagging in the Western Pacific

The gray whale last reported on this website in February 2012 as having reached the Mexican breeding lagoons was continuing to transmit location data more than one year after being tagged off Sakhalin Island, Russia in September 2011. She had … Continue reading

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6 Western Gray whales satellite tracked

This summer 6 western gray whales, one male and five females, were tagged with satellite tags off Sakhalin, Russia and their movements are now being monitored.  One tag was not well attached and has fallen off, at present there are … Continue reading

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Western gray whale makes unexpected journey

In October 2010, a team of scientists from Russia and the United States satellite tagged a western gray whale off Sakhalin Island, Russia. This is the first individual from the critically endangered western gray whale population to be tagged and … Continue reading

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