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Gray Whale

SKU 210402

Also referred to as the gray back whale, the Pacific gray whale, and the California gray whale, the gray whale is a baleen whale found off the western coast of North America and the eastern coast of Asia. While not as large as some other whale species, they can still grow to lengths of 50 feet.

  • Scientific Name: Eschrichtius robustus
  • Characteristics: Like all Safari figurines, this gray whale has been hand painted and crafted with life-like detail. Bring the deep blue sea right to your living room with our gray whale statuette!
  • Size and Color: Measuring 12.5 inches long and 3 inches tall, this model is as long as a standard American ruler and as tall as a deck of cards stood upright. As its name suggests, the gray whale is a dark grayish-black color with light gray spots all over its body.
  • The Gray Whale is part of the Monterey Bay Aquarium® Sea Life collection.
  • All of our products are Non-toxic and BPA free.
  • History:

    Unlike many other whale species, the gray whale is classified as a species of least concern on the IUCN red list with a stable population trend. This is in large part due to the fact that the International Whaling Commission granted them protection from commercial hunting in the mid-20th century. However, there are still certain isolated populations, such as in the northwest Pacific, that are considered to be endangered.

    • Recommended Age: 3
    • Size in cm: 32 L x 11.6 W x 8.5 H
    • Size in inches: 12.6 L x 4.57 W x 3.35 H
    • Scale: 1:50
    • UPC: 095866021207
    NAME: Gray Whale (Eschrichtius robustus) CLASS: Mammalia ORDER: Cetacea FAMILY: Eschrichtiidae LENGTH: 45 ft (14 m) WEIGHT: 30 t (27,216 kg) HABITAT: Coastal waters from the Bering Straits to Baja, California SCALE: 1:50 Gray whales feed off the sea floor. A gray whale vacuums its meals of tiny shrimp-like animals from the sea floor. Lying on its side, the whale sucks loose sand and mud into its mouth, then strains the mix through rows of comb-like baleen to separate dirt from dinner. Grays spend summers feeding in cold Arctic waters. As fall approaches, they head south along the coast to breed and give birth.