Management Plans

Management Plan for the Eastern Pacific Grey Whale (Eschrichtius robustus) in Canada

The Grey Whale (Eschrichtius robustus) is a medium to large mysticete (baleen) whale, with typical length of adult males falling between 11.1m and 14.3 m (Evans, 1987). Skin colour is variable and ranges from dark to light grey with various degrees of mottling. The animals often have barnacles attached to their skin and patches of whale lice are common. The Grey Whale is the only large whale in which the upper jaw extends beyond the lower jaw.

Consultation period: 2010-04-15 to 2010-06-14


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Department of Fisheries and Oceans
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Ottawa, ON
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