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NOAA Photo Library Image - anim1382

A young western Pacific gray whale breaching off the coast of Sakhalin Island. Gray whales are divided into two populations: a western population which summers in Russia and winters in China: and an eastern population that summers in Alaska and winters in Baja California. Note the extensive scarring or "rake marks" from killer whale teeth.

Image ID: anim1382, NOAA's Ark - Animals Collection
Location: Russia, Sakhalin Island
Photo Date: 2007
Credit: NOAA Fisheries

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