a rather large and swift baleen whale of the northern Pacific (Eschrichtius robustus, formerly Rhachianectes glaucus), having short jaws and no dorsal fin; -- called also grayback, devilfish, and hardhead. It grows to a length of 50 feet (sometimes 60 feet). It was formerly taken in large numbers in the bays of California, and is now rare. It lives up to 50 or 60 years and adults weigh from 20 to 40 tons.
medium-sized grayish-black whale of the northern Pacific
a marine mammal that can grow to 45 feet long and 40 tons; feeds on krill and amphipods, lives in the eastern North Pacific, and migrates about 12,000 miles from Alaska to Mexico yearly; formerly also inhabited the Atlantic Ocean, but was probably hunted to extinction there
The gray whale (Eschrichtius robustus) is a baleen whale that is about 45 feet long and weighs up to 70,000 pounds. They are benthic feeders (bottom feeders). Gray whales migrate from Alaska to the Baja peninsula in winter. They are a protected species.
The Gray Whale or Grey Whale (Eschrichtius robustus), more recently called the Eastern Pacific Gray Whale, is a whale that travels between feeding and breeding grounds yearly. It reaches a length of about 16 meters (52 ft), a weight of 36 tons and an age of 50–60 years. Gray Whales were once called devil fish because of their fighting behavior when hunted.