Response Statement - Grey Whale, Atlantic population
The Grey Whale is a large greyish coloured baleen whale. (Baleen whales have long, thin plates of keratin or baleen hanging from their upper jaws in place of teeth). The Grey Whale's body is heavily parasitized and marked with white scars. It has a small head; a large mouth; nostrils above the eyes; large, broad, pointed pectoral flippers; and rows of hair on the jaws. This whale has no dorsal fin, but it does have a row of humps located in the lower part of the back. The maximum length of these whales is 15 m; the females are larger than the males. At birth, calves measure 4.5 to 5 m.
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