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The whale of gray created with clay

This presentation will allow you to learn about the physical characteristics of the gray whale.
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Kathy Hauser

on 9 May 2010

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The Whale of Gray Created With Clay Through The Periscope Imagine you are in a submarine and you see a pod of gray whales swimming off the shores of Mexico. Just by looking you are able to see the gray skin with white patches. Length The actual gray whale grows to be about 45 - 50 feet. For this demonstration, use the clay to make your whale 4 1/2 to 5 inches. Color The gray whale is mostly gray with white patches.
They also are covered in hundreds of pounds of barnacles and orange whale lice. Weight The whale weighs about 36 tons.
Don't make your whale that heavy! Baleen Whales Baleen whales are not toothed whales. Instead, they have gian plates hanging from the roof of their mouth. These giant plates look like combs. The real gray whale has about 160 baleen plates. You can make 16. Fins We know this is the gray whale by its two brood flippers and no dorsal fin. Check out its dorsal bump(near the back) instead. The flippers look like paddles only with pointed tips.
Look, we are approaching a gray whale now. You can tell by its large body and narrow head. Sighting BlowHole We can definitely tell that this is the gray whale by the double blowhole. The blowholes are located
between the 9 and 14 bumps, called nodules. Throat Groves Gray whales have 2-4 throat groves
5 feet long each. These throat
groves help expand their throat
during the huge intake of water for feeding. Tail Toward the tail, or flukes,
gray whales have a group
of small bumps or ridges.
These bumps are almost like
knuckles.
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