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Baby Whales on the Move
Can You Spot Them?

It isn't easy spotting a gray whale calf as it starts its journey north with mom. Official observers have to look very carefully before adding a calf sighting to their research data.

Imagine that you're an observer by the ocean. Click on each picture. Describe what you see. Do you think you spot a calf? Where? What clues helped you?

Click on each photo to enlarge.
Photos, top: Keith Jones, Mike Hawe (middle and right)
Photos, bottom: Keith Jones, Mike Hawe, Keith Jones


  • What do our observers say about gray whale calf antics?
  • How can you tell it's a calf?
  • How big is a big baby?