California gray whale

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Whale Won't Leave Calif. River

Killer whale noises fail to frighten mama back to sea

(Newser) - A gray whale wandered up the Klamath River in northern California almost a month ago and isn't being swayed by increasingly strong hints that it's time to go. The 40-ton whale arrived with its calf in late June. Though the calf weaned itself from the mother and returned... More »

5 Held in Whale Shooting

Makah machine gun marine mammal off Washington coast

(Newser) - Five members of Washington's Makah Tribe were being held today after a harpooned California gray whale died as it headed out to sea. The AP reports that yesterday the tribesmen harpooned and shot the animal mammal with a .50 caliber machine gun. While the tribe has exercised its whaling rights... More »

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