Tuesday, June 18, 2013

Counting Gray Whale Blowholes

A gray whale has two blowholes on top of their head.

Picture from Monterey Bay Aquarium

 The two blowholes allows the gray whale to create a distinctive V-shaped blow at the surface in calm wind conditions.  A gray whale spout or blow can reach up to 15 feet in the air and can sometimes resemble a heart shape from the front or behind.

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