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What

Gray Whale Eschrichtius robustus

Observer

wendy5

Date

June 17, 2019 04:57 PM PDT

Description

This poor dead Gray Whale is one of many dying along the Pacific Coast. Friends allowed it to be towed to their beach. Location is obscured for their privacy. This particular whale has been in the news lately-- BBC, The New York Times, NPR, etc. https://www.nytimes.com/2019/06/17/us/beached-whale.html?searchResultPosition=1

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Photos / Sounds

Observer

wendy5

Date

June 17, 2019 04:58 PM PDT

Description

These are Cryptolepas rhachianecti, the barnacles that live on Gray Whales. Friends allowed it to be towed to their beach. Location is obscured for their privacy. The first photo shows a piece of skin that was lying on the beach with a few barnacles attached, and the second shows other barnacles on the skin of the dead whale.