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Originally published Monday, February 14, 2011 at 3:40 PM

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Researchers fail to detect signal from rare whale

Marine researchers in Oregon say they may have received the last transmission from a satellite tag on a rare whale that spends summers in Russia.

Associated Press

ANCHORAGE, Alaska —

Marine researchers in Oregon say they may have received the last transmission from a satellite tag on a rare whale that spends summers in Russia.

Scientists at Oregon State University said Monday the last transmission for the western Pacific gray whale was received Friday off Siletz (sil-ETZ') Bay, Ore.

Only 130 of the genetically distinct western Pacific gray whales remain and little is known of their winter habits.

Researchers attached a satellite tag to the 13-year-old, male western Pacific gray whale on Oct. 4. The whale surprised researchers by moving east across the Bering Sea and south through the Aleutian Islands before swimming to coastal waters off the northwest tip of Washington and along the shore to Oregon.

The whales is genetically distinct from more numerous eastern Pacific gray whales.

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