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CALIFORNIA GRAY WHALES (eschrichtius robustus) The gray whale was named for the gray patches and white mottling on its dark skin.
Gray whales are a migrating species and spend winters in the shallow lagoons of Baja California, Mexico, where females give birth to their
calves. For the summer months they travel northward up the Pacific coast to their historical feeding grounds, the waters off Alaska. Then, as
winter approaches again, they head south and back to Baja.