Extinct Animal : Grey Whale
This large whale, which can grow up to 15 m in length, was nearly exterminated by whalers in the late 1800s. It came to an early extinction in the North Atlantic and may be close to extinction on the Asian side of the Pacific. Since their protection by international agreement in 1937, they have increased on the North American side, where they range from their summer waters in the Bering and Chukchi Seas to winter waters off Baja, California. The estimated population is 17,000 animals, which, it is hoped, may re-stock the Japanese and Korean waters.