CHRISTOPHER SWANN / SCIENCE PHOTO LIBRARY CHRISTOPHER SWANN / SCIENCE PHOTO LIBRARY
Whale tourism. Tourists stroking a grey whale (Eschrichtius robustus) from a tourist boat. This individual is encrusted with barnacles. This whale is found in coastal waters, migrating with the seasons from Arctic waters to tropical equatorial waters. It can grow up to 15 metres in length and weigh 16 tonnes. Photographed in the Gulf of California, a body of water between the Mexican mainland and Baja California.
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