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Gray Whale Antics

  • What action words did you use to describe this whale's behavior?

  • When a whale bursts out of the water like this, turns on its side or back, and splashes back into the water, it's called breaching.

  • No one really knows why whales do this, but here's what scientists think: It might be a male showing off for a female, an effort to get rid of barnacles, a signal to other whales, or just fun for the whale! What are your ideas?