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SIR-Your legend for the drawing of grey whales taken from Cyall Watson's book Whales of the World, perpetuates the myth that a 'helper' male is necessary for successful mating in this species. The legend states that: "Only one male is involved in the actual mating; the other takes an upright position on the far side of the female, acting as a prop or wedge". This description of grey whale mating behavior. paraphrased from Watson's book, can he traced to Samaras.