Gray Whale by Susan H. Gray,Kim Shelden

By Susan H. Gray,Kim Shelden

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She lives in Cabot, Arkansas, with her husband, Michael, and many pets. 32 21st CENTURY SKILLS LIBRARY 21st Century Skills Library The Pacific gray whale is known for its huge size and lengthy annual migrations. It attracts human whale watchers but has also attracted human hunters through the years. As a result, the Pacific gray whale ended up on the endangered species list. Read this book to find out more about the gray whale and how people worked together to curb hunting and help this amazing mammal get off the endangered species list.

International Whaling Commission, 21 killer whales, 23 knuckles, 9 ecotourism, 27 El Vizcaino Biosphere Reserve, 27 endangered population, 16, 20, 22 size, 7, 11 spy-hopping, 13 swimming, 9–10, 11, 23 tail, 9 toothed whales, 11 tourism, 26, 27 volunteers, 28 lagoons, 10, 19, 28 length, 7 dolphins, 11 Pacific Rim Whale Festival, 23 population, 14, 16, 17, 22 porpoises, 11 predators, 17 weight, 7, 11 whaling, 15, 16, 17, 18–20, 21, 24 mating, 26 nursing, 10, 26, 28 oil, 17, 18, 24 fishing nets, 25 flippers, 9 Pacific Ocean, 6 A A 3USAN('RAY has a master’s degree in zoology.

Html To read a fact sheet compiled by Defenders of Wildlife ROAD TO RECOVERY: G W 31 I American Cetacean Society, 28 amphipods, 8, 18 Atlantic Ocean, 15 baleen, 7–8, 9, 11, 17–18 barnacles, 17 blowholes, 11, 13 blubber, 11, 17 breaching, 12 breathing, 12–13, 25 calves, 10–11, 17, 20, 26, 27, 28 cetaceans, 11 flukes, 9 food, 4–5, 8–9, 18, 23, 26 habitat, 6, 15 hair, 9 harpoons, 18 hump, 9 hunting. See whaling. International Whaling Commission, 21 killer whales, 23 knuckles, 9 ecotourism, 27 El Vizcaino Biosphere Reserve, 27 endangered population, 16, 20, 22 size, 7, 11 spy-hopping, 13 swimming, 9–10, 11, 23 tail, 9 toothed whales, 11 tourism, 26, 27 volunteers, 28 lagoons, 10, 19, 28 length, 7 dolphins, 11 Pacific Rim Whale Festival, 23 population, 14, 16, 17, 22 porpoises, 11 predators, 17 weight, 7, 11 whaling, 15, 16, 17, 18–20, 21, 24 mating, 26 nursing, 10, 26, 28 oil, 17, 18, 24 fishing nets, 25 flippers, 9 Pacific Ocean, 6 A A 3USAN('RAY has a master’s degree in zoology.

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