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         Whales:     more books (99)
  1. The Longest Whale Song by Jacqueline Wilson, 2010-10-04
  2. Baby Whale's Journey by Jonathan London, 2007-02-08
  3. Whale (DK Eyewitness Books) by Vassili Papastavrou, 2004-08-02
  4. National Geographic Readers: Great Migrations Whales by Laura Marsh, 2010-10-12
  5. Whale Port by Mark Foster, 2007-09-24
  6. Whales: Touching the Mystery by Doug Thompson, 2006-09-15
  7. Adelina's Whales by Richard Sobol, 2003-06-23
  8. Isabel of the Whales by Hester Velmans, 2006-07-11
  9. Ibis: A True Whale Story (Wiggleworks) by John Himmelman, 2003-01-01
  10. Freeing the Whales: How the Media Created the World's Greatest Non-Event by Tom Rose, 1989-12
  11. Watching Giants: The Secret Lives of Whales by Elin Kelsey, 2009-11-16
  12. Whales by Seymour Simon, 2006-06-01
  13. Whales and Dolphins of the World by Mark Simmonds, 2005-03-01
  14. Whale in the Sky (Picture Puffin) by Anne Siberell, 1992-09-01

61. Whales And Dolphins
whales and Dolphins are marine animals. They live in oceans around the world. whales and Dolphins come from the same family, CETACEA (seytay-sha) .
Whales and Dophins
Whales and Dolphins are marine animals. They live in oceans around the world. Whales and Dolphins come from the same family, CETACEA (sey-tay-sha) . They both breath from a blowhole located at the top of their head. Whales and dolpins are mammals. They are mammals because they have lungs not gills,they have hair not scales , and they also have give live birth and don't lay eggs. There are only about 80 kinds of whales and dolphins that we know of right now.
Whales are very large animals. They can grow up to 100 ft. or more in length. They can weigh up to 200 tons or more. Whales live in families called pods. These pods vary in numbers and consist of family members and family friends. Whales live in these families their whole life. Group living is safer when other whales or sharks attack. It also makes it easier to find food. Whales are always migrating. They travel to find food, breed and have young. Whales do not have eyelids. They rely on thick oily tears to protect their eyes. Whales hear from little holes behind their eyes. Whales talk to each other by making high pitched sounds like whistles, clicks, squeaks, rattles, and groans.

Although their general shape resembles that of a fish, humpback whales are mammals just like humans, and exhibit a number of traits common to all mammals
Although their general shape resembles that of a fish, humpback whales are mammals just like humans, and exhibit a number of traits common to all mammals including the following:
  • they are warm blooded
  • they breathe air
  • they bear live young and nurse them with milk

Like all whales and dolphins, humpback whales belong to the order cetacea . An order is the fourth level used in biological classification. Biological classification is the method by which all living organisms are scientifically named and classified. The science of biological classification is called taxonomy . There are seven levels of biological classification, the remaining levels are listed below: Kingdom
Species- contains those organisms most closely related; the basic unit of taxonomy
Living organisms are classified largely on the degree of evolutionary relatedness which they share, as well as their anatomical and biochemical similarities. The degree of evolutionary relatedness increases as you progress down the list; members of the same kingdom are not necessarily as closely related as members of the same species. A species possesses those organisms which are the most closely related and is considered the basic unit of taxonomy. Every living organism is given a species name and a genus to which it belongs. Naming organisms by genus and species is universally employed throughout biology and allows scientists to communicate effectively about specific organisms. Assigning each organism a genus and species name is referred to as

63. Orca Killer Whales, Gray Whales BC
Orca killer whales, gray whales BC, Pacific Northwest Gulf Islands and San Juan Juan Islands including Victoria, Vancouver, Sooke, Friday Harbor and Orcas
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dolphins.ra Orca Killer Whales, Gray Whales, Sea Lions and other Marine Wildlife of the Pacific Northwest in the Gulf Islands and the San Juan Juan Islands including Victoria, Vancouver, Sooke, Friday Harbor and Orcas Island Orca Whales Grey Whales Orcinus Orca The Killer Whale is the largest member of the dolphin family and they tend to be found in groups called pods, a group of related families. Occasionally two or more pods join together temporarily and can consist of up to 100 whales. Each pod has been named over the years by researchers. Orca Whale Sounds Orcas vocalize while going about their various activities. The clicks you hear in some of the audio files are the sounds Orcas use to echo locate food and other underwater objects. The other sounds are calls that the whales use to communicate with each other. The forehead (or melon of an Orca) is used to generate the wide variety of sounds the whale is capable of producing. Sounds are generated when the whale forces air in and out of the complex network of passages and cavities in the melon.

64. International Year Of The Ocean - Whales - Page 1
whales, dolphins, and porpoises are fascinating to many people. It may be because of their size or because of their activities that can seem so playful or
    ENDANGERED WHALES Cetaceans Whales, dolphins, and porpoises are fascinating to many people. It may be because of their size or because of their activities that can seem so playful or because of the attention that has been focused on human threats to these animals. The whales, dolphins, and porpoises are in an order known as cetaceans. These creatures of the sea are mammals just like humans. They breath air. They are warmblooded. They bear live young called calves which are nursed by their mothers. There are currently seven species of cetaceans in U.S. waters that are protected under the Endangered Species Act. They are the blue whale, the bowhead whale, the fin whale, the humpback whale, the northern light whale, the sei whale and the sperm whale. All seven species are listed as endangered. These whales became endangered because they were hunted so heavily that the populations were severely reduced. During the 19th century, whales were hunted primarily for oil and baleen. Before the advent of electricity, many American homes were lighted with whale oil. As recently as twenty years ago, products from whales were used for everything from machine oil to women's cosmetics. Because of the passage of the Marine Mammal Protection Act in 1972, it became illegal to import products containing materials from whales. Two species of whales may show the opposite extremes of what may happen in the future. Both the gray whale off of our west coast and the right whale off of our east coast were hunted to the verge of extinction. The grey whale may be the symbol of hope. The population has now recovered and has been removed from the list of endangered species. On the other hand, the right whale population, despite being protected from hunting for over fifty years, numbers less than 400 animals. Even in the best of circumstances, it may take a hundred years for the right whale population to recover. Humans still present a problem for the slow moving right whale, as one of the major causes of death for this species is collisions with ships.

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66. Animal & Nature Gifts From Whales & Friends Catalog
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67. Whales Tale Cape May Jewelry And Gifts
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68. Index Of /pub/multimedia/sun-sounds/whales 17Mar-1993 0000 60k SND 17-Mar-1993 0000 84k SND 17-Mar-1993 0000 134k SND
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69. Whale Song Reveals Sophisticated Language Skills - Life - 23 March 2006 - New Sc
Mar 23, 2006 Humpback whales complex crooning has its own syntax – similar to human language s hierarchical structure – a new analysis reveals.
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Tools Related Articles Web Links Humpback whales use their own syntax – or grammar – in the complex songs they sing, say researchers who have developed a mathematical technique to probe the mysteries of whale song. The team adds that whales are the only other animals beside humans to use hierarchical structure in language, in which phrases are embedded in larger, recurring themes. This concept echoes scientific suggestions from the 1970s, but the new computer analysis claims to confirm this and provides an objective measure of the songs’ structure and complexity. Male humpback whales produce songs that last anywhere from about six to 30 minutes. These vocalisations vary greatly across seasons, and during breeding periods they are thought to help attract female partners. Their eerie sound and patterns have captured the attention of marine biologists for decades.

70. Blue Whale | Cetacean Fact Sheet | American Cetacean Society
ACS blue whale fact sheet concise, scientifically reviewed basic information on the blue whale, including physical description, prey, range, and status,
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The blue whale is one of the rorquals , a family that also includes the humpback whale fin whale Bryde's whale, sei whale , and minke whale . On land an animal the size of a blue whale would be crushed by its own weight without the support of large heavy bones. Because its body is supported by water, as a sea animal, the need for heavy bones to support its weight disappeared. This, plus the availability of a large food supply, have made it possible for the blue whale to reach such an enormous size. The blue whale makes deep and rumbling sounds which can be felt as much as heard. These low-frequency sounds travel long distances through water, allowing blue whales to communicate with each other over hundreds of miles of ocean.

71. Pacific Whale Foundation
Maui whale watching, dolphin watching, ecotours, student internships and Adopt-A-Whale program.
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72. Blue Whale Photographs Underwater - Balaenoptera Musculus
Provides underwater and aerial photos of the blue whale.
Blue whale photographs and video. Underwater and topside nature photography from Southern California.

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73. The Infamous Exploding Whale
There s been a story floating around the net for years about a beached whale that was blown up (exploded, not inflated) for lack of a better way to be rid
The Infamous
Exploding Whale
There's been a story floating around the net for years about a beached whale that was blown up (exploded, not inflated) for lack of a better way to be rid of it. Many people thought it was an urban legend It wasn't. Florence, Oregon, USA.
November 12, 1970.
A news crew (led by reporter Paul Linnman ) was on hand for this historic event, and got the whole thing on tape
It was a big whale.
It was a smelly whale.
Most importantly, it was a dead whale.
Obviously, a significant amount (half a ton) of dynamite was required.
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74. WhaleTimes Kid's Page
Kids from all over the world are helping us write the neverending whale tale. You can read other kid s contributions or add your own paragraph.
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75. Whale Information
This section provides links to information on classification of species, life history, abundance estimates and some descriptions of individual whale species
The Commission Meetings Conservation and Management Publications In this Section: RMP RMS Whale information Catch Limits ... Whalewatching Whales The order of Cetacea
(whales, dolphins and porpoises) CONTENTS Taxonomy Of the order of Cetacea (Whales, dolphins and porpoises) Lives of whales Life histories of both Baleen and Sperm Whales Small Cetaceans Small cetaceans, including dolphins and porpoises Estimates Current population estimates Ecology The relationship between whales and their environment Sounds Assorted whale acoustics This section provides links to information on classification of species, life history, abundance estimates and some descriptions of individual whale species. The descriptions are brief summaries and are by no means comprehensive. A future aim is to provide more detailed ‘fact sheets’ on each species aimed as part of an educational resource for schools. Last Updated: 29/09/06 Return to top Downloads All pages © The International Whaling Commission 2007

76. Whale Watching In Maui With Maui Princess Cruises Whalewatch
Whale Watching (Whalewatch) in Maui, Hawaii with Maui Princess Cruises. Stay comfortable and dry on our 100 foot whale watching vessels.

Humpback Whale Research
Lahaina Harbor, Maui, Hawaii
Maui is the best place to see humpback whales in their natural breeding area in Hawaii. Every year from mid-December through mid-May the humpback whales make their home in the waters surrounding the island of Maui. We offer Maui whalewatch cruises four times a day from Lahaina Harbor where the wind and the seas are calm. Our fleet takes you out to the whales fast, as we have some of the largest, most stable boats on Maui. The whales migrate close to 3,500 miles from their Alaskan summer feeding waters, to the warm waters of Hawaii where they mate and have their calves. Our researchers in Maui spend time studying the humpback whales each winter. We put together this website to share our knowledge of the humpback whales with you. If you are interested in joining our research team, visit our Intern Page to see if you qualify. Learn about these magnificent creatures, find out how you can participate aboard one of our whale watch vessels from Lahaina Harbor. Make your plans to visit Maui this year and help us study the North Pacific humpback whales in their natural environment. To learn why the humpback whales choose Maui as their breeding area, click here

77. Newburyport Whale Watch, Best On The North Shore Of Massachusetts
Information on whale watch tours and dinner cruises, including school trips and private charters.
Welcome aboard the Prince of Whales , departing several times a week from beautiful downtown Newburyport, Mass. Our next whale watch departs:
Thursday May 29th at 10 a.m., or plan to visit us Sunday June 1, departing at 11 a.m.! Call us at 978-499-0832 or 800-848-1111 for reservations and more information. Welcome to our 2008 season! This year promises to be among our best as we have started our whale watches. Last year we had a very rare visitor to our shores, a great blue whale. We hope he decides to return as we see our local visitors, humpbacks, fin, minke whales and other species of this amazing mammal. Book your trip now so you won't be disappointed! We look forward to seeing you aboard.
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78. NPCA | Blue Whale
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Blue Whale (Balaenoptera musculus)
Factoid: The blue whale is the largest mammal ever to inhabit the Earth. Status: Endangered Population: Estimated between 1,300 to 2,000, the population of blue whales is dangerously low. Threats: Blue whales face threats from entanglement in fishing nets, pollution, and illegal whaling. Survival: The lifespan of a blue whale is estimated to be 80 years. Blue whales are found throughout the world's oceans. These gentle giants have grayish-blue skin with light spots. Measuring 70 to 80 feet in length (the longest recorded length was 106 feet), blue whales can weigh as much as 90 to 150 tons, although females are larger than the males. Blue whales generally spend winters in temperate and subtropical zones, migrating toward the polar regions in spring and summer. They swim 14 miles per hour (with bursts as fast as 30 mph) and feed at depths of less than 330 feet (but can dive as deep as 1,640 feet). Dives last from 10 to 20 minutes. Usually they travel alone or in small groups of two to four, although off the coast of California some groups as large as 60 have been seen.

79. Whale Theme
The primary focus of the Community Learning Network (CLN) is to help K12 teachers integrate Information Technology into their classrooms.
Whale Theme Page This "Theme Page" has links to two types of resources related to the study of Whales. Students and teachers will find curricular resources (information, content...) to help them learn about this topic. In addition, there are also links to instructional materials (lesson plans) which will help teachers provide instruction in this theme. Please read our
California Gray Whale Tutorial
Lessons include: What is a California Gray Whale? Migration; Feeding; Whaling; Whale Behaviour; and Calving.
Create a Whale of a Lesson
From Education World, this lesson is tied to the September 98 release of Keiko however there are over a dozen cross curricular activities that would be appropriate at any time. Subjects covered include geography, science, language arts, math, and history.
Sea World/Busch Gardens
Information about whales can be found in a number of places within this site, including several sections under "Animal Resources" and "Educational Resources."
TrackStar is an online interface which allows instructors to create lessons for students by sequencing existing instructional content in various web sites within a lesson. Students explore one topic at a particular location within one web site then move on to the next topic at another web site. The list of topics remains visible throughout the lesson so that students can remain on track. Explorations of the web sites beyond the designated instructional content are also possible.

80. Killer Whale, Killer Whale Profile, Facts, Information, Photos, Pictures, Sounds
Get killer whale profile, facts, information, photos, pictures, sounds, habitats, reports, news, and more from National Geographic.
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Killer Whale (Orca) Orcinus orca
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Killer Whale (Orca) Profile
Though they often frequent cold, coastal waters, orcas can be found from the polar regions to the Equator.
Killer whales hunt in deadly pods, family groups of up to 40 individuals. There appear to be both resident and transient pod populations of killer whales. These different groups may prey on different animals and use different techniques to catch them. Resident pods tend to prefer fish, while transient pods target marine mammals. All pods use effective, cooperative hunting techniques that some liken to the behavior of wolf packs.
Whales make a wide variety of communicative sounds, and each pod has distinctive noises that its members will recognize even at a distance. They use echolocation to communicate and hunt, making sounds that travel underwater until they encounter objects, then bounce back, revealing their location, size, and shape.
Killer whales are protective of their young, and other adolescent females often assist the mother in caring for them. Mothers give birth every three to ten years, after a 17-month pregnancy.

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