Tag: gray whales

November 10, 2022

Gray whales and their calves have declined

A high number of gray whale strandings in recent years, likely related to climate change and malnutrition, has resulted in declines in this population of marine mammals and fewer calves...

March 9, 2020

Are whale strandings linked to sunspots?

Could beached whales be linked to storms on the surface of the sun? In a recent study in Current Biology, researchers documented what may be a correlation between sunspots and...

May 23, 2019

Gray whale strandings increase along West Coast

Biologists with the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration are tracking an unusual spike in gray whale (Eschrichtius robustus) strandings along the Pacific Coast. Three gray whales have been reported in...