A global citizen science platform
to discover, share and identify wildlife

Join Project Noah!

Gray Whale

Eschrichtius robustus

Description:

This beached whale was being eaten by bald eagles. Oftentimes bears will eat the carcasses, but this one was washed up on a beach surrounded by sharp cliffs.

Habitat:

Beach surrounded by sharp cliffs. This area off the island has a lot of Gray Whales in it during the migration

Notes:

We have had a large number of whale standings and beachings in Alaska this year during their migration North, but scientists are still trying to figure out why they might be dying. There are several theories right now, but no positive answers yet it seems.

Species ID Suggestions



Sign in to suggest organism ID

1 Comment

Ava T-B
Ava T-B a month ago

So very sad!

Machi
Spotted by
Machi

Alaska, USA

Lat: 57.42, Long: -152.49

Spotted on Jun 2, 2019
Submitted on Jul 16, 2019

Related Spottings

Gray Whale Grey Whale Gray Whale Gray whale

Nearby Spottings

Spotted Saxifrage Moss Campion Mountain Avens Northern Rockcress