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Gray Whale Antics

  • This spout (or blow) tells us that the whale is breathing! It takes in air through a double blowhole near the top of its head.

  • When the warm, moist air inside the whale leaves the blowhole, you can see — and hear — the spout. The noisy stream can go 10 to 15 feet above the water!

  • You can tell a gray whale spout because it looks like a heart shape from the front or behind.
Can you find the heart-shaped blow?
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