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Features

ORCA CENTRAL and F R E E – L O L I T A

Kimberly Expeditions – Whale Watching Expeditions in Australia.

HURRICANE PAGE

Gray Whale Migration Information / Census / 2009-2010(ACS)

GULF OF MAINE Information and Resource Units funded by the Massachusetts Environmental Trust.

ACTIVE SATELLITE TAGGING UNITS. Movie of Lucky’s travels. (AND Data from over 170 satellite tagged marine animals). Solve the mystery of Sand Dollar’s lost time.

JOIN ERDEN ERUC – he rowed and bicycled around the world, Educational Activities and Projects.

RIGHT WHALE PROGRAMS AND DATA and Entangled Right Whale info from CCS, NEW – North Atlantic Right Whale Population 2011, “Hard Loss for Right Whales” by Chris Slay

Take a whale to school!! – Build a LIFE-SIZED whale.

ORDER EDUCATIONAL RESOURCES

NEW Whale species discovered — ???

WhaleNet Adoption Program – Support WhaleNet

Math in Science Curriculum and Reading Units,
Humpback Fluke Photo-id Curriculum Unit

Humpback Whale Catalog with Individual Photo-ID software CD-ROM (ON SALE $5.00)

HELP SUPPORT WhaleNet – Information on deductible contributions.

REVISED: SUMMER COURSES Ecology of the Gulf of Maine: Marine Mammals, Sea Birds & the Marine Environment (Life-Long learning and Academic Credit, ages 17 – to …) taught by Associate Professor Michael Williamson, WhaleNet Director, and Scott Mercer, Naturalist and Author. (For more information – PDF)
For the younger students visit Boat Camp (ages 8 to 16)

Presentations for your Students / School

presentations1“Seize the Opportunity” – A lecture for middle school, high school, and college students.
The program focuses on “life plans,” motivation, taking opportunities when they present themselves, “you can do it if you want to”, etc. using my history in whale research to make the topic more interesting to a wider range of audiences. Learn a little about life, whales, and research. It has been well received.For information Contact: Michael Williamson, Director-WhaleNet (email)

presentations2Have LUCY The (life-sized) Inflatable Whale visit your school.WhaleNet Director, Michael Williamson, visits school with Lucy the Inflatable Whale to share his knowledge of whales and whale research. See and handle bones, skulls, baleen, and other interesting artifacts as you learn more about the marine mammals that inhabit the oceans.For information Contact: Michael Williamson, Director-WhaleNet (email)

presentations3In Person, OR Have an on-line class visit via Skype, iChat, or gmail video chat.
WhaleNet Director, Michael Williamson, visits schools in person and world-wide online to share his knowledge of whales and whale research. See bones, skulls, baleen, and other interesting artifacts as you learn more about the marine environment and the marine mammals that inhabit the oceans.For information Contact: Michael Williamson, Director-WhaleNet (email)

SATELLITE TAGGING Programs

Do your own research!! Track marine animals and access information on present and past satellite tags.

Students, are you looking for a research project?
There is sufficient data from the 170+ tags to conduct actual research on the movements of different species, different genders of the same species, and seasonal movements. When you complete your research, you can submit it to WhaleNet for possible publication on the WhaleNet site.

SPECIES INFORMATION plus Classification and Behaviors Information

Find information on whales, seals and most marine mammals. Images, information, and more are listed here.

HumpbackWhale Catalogue
Access Photographs and Sighting Histories of HUMPBACK WHALES from the Gulf of Maine population.

Guide to Whales and Marine Mammals of the North Atlantic Ocean CD-ROM– Order yours now.

What’s it?? – Can you Identify this??

“Lucy” the Inflatable Whale – Make this life size whale.

DATA, Information, and Past ASK Answers

Use WhaleNet’s archives of research data, ASK answers, news articles, case studies, and other information.

Whale Watch and Satellite Tagging Data.

Recommended Student Links

Educational References and Research Links – Use this information on CAREERS, marine mammals, aquaria, multilingual links etc.

High Interest Links – Investigate these interesting links selected by WhaleNet.
Student Links – Student generated web pages on Whales.
Student Opportunities – Summer and year round programs and internship opportunities.

Marine Mammal Information – Explore these informative links on a wide range of marine mammal topics.

NOAA Marine Sanctuaries – Visit marine sanctuaries around the United States.

Northern Right Whale Early Warning System
New England Region – NOAA/NMFS – Identify critical habitats of the Northern Right Whale.
FL/GA Region – Count the sightings in the calving area of the Northern Right Whale.

Pictures: Slides and Movies
Movie Collection– Over 25 movies — Watch Seal and Whale Tagging, Behaviors, Research, and the “Exploding Whale”.
Slide Shows– View whales, seals, flukes, research scientists and kids’ art.
Whale Parts

Research Ships – Follow the explorations of these crews through their logs, data and information.

Sound Sources – Use these links to hear different whales and marine mammals or learn about bioacoustics.

Stories – Interactive Reading – Stories based on actual research
A Day on a Whale Watch – Experience this true interactive story of a whale watch trip.
“Metompkin” Story – “The Right Whale named METOMPKIN: Her Story of Survival”. The story of an entangled right whale and her successful release. A true interactive story.

Strandings and Entanglements – Examine our images, information and curricula relating to strandings and entanglements.

Weather Links and Information – Collect weather, tide, sea surface temperature, Beaufort scale, real-time data buoy information, Hurricane information, and current data for your research.

Whale Watching and Research Data – Submit your own and use other’s whale watch sighting and research data. Whale Sighting Form for YOUR Whale Watch data.

Go to Teachers’ Resources Page


Right Whale Links

NOAA Marine Sanctuaries

NOAA/NMFS Northern Right Whale Sighting Information, Northeast
1997 to Present Right Whale Alerts