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Activity

People and Whales: A History

Students investigate people's historic relationship with whales and compare it to people's attitudes toward whales ...

Activity

Size Me Up—to a Blue Whale!

Students measure and use measurement conversions to learn about the size of six ocean animals and compare the anima...


Activity

Whales: Benefits of Blubber

Students conduct a series of experiments to test the effectiveness of blubber as insulation.


Photo

Amazing Dolphins

Check out these record-breaking dolphins.


Activity

Mapping Blue Whale Migration

Students study whale migration routes using a map scale. They create stories of whale migrations drawing ...

Activity

North Atlantic Right Whales

Students learn about right whales and discuss issues facing the species today. They plot data about whales on maps ...



Article

Humpback Breaching

Photo. 'Big Wing' is an excellent adaptation.

Historic Article

Death of Keiko

On December 12, 2003, Keiko, one of the most famous killer whales in the world, died of pneumonia in a Norwegian fj...


Article

Diving with Whales

Brian Skerry photographs curious whales.


Article

Long-distance Ocean Travels

Follow along travel routes of oceanic species.


Photo

Lunch in the Arctic

Photo: Polar bear stands on a whale carcass.

Photo

Blue Whale

Photo: A blue whale diving



Video

Sperm Whale Migration

Female sperm whales travel in groups with their young, circling the oceans to find food, they may travel a million ...

Activity

Animal Navigation

Students discuss the navigation methods of migratory animals. Then they watch videos, draw mental maps, and make co...


Article

Secret Killers of Monterey Bay

Video.Orca populations shrink along the Pacific coast.


Article

The Gray Whale: Past, Present, and Future

A short article on how the gray whale has teetered on the brink of extinction and subsequently recovered in some ar...


Article

Catching a 200-Year-Old Whale

Video. Photographer Paul Nicklen shares his experience photographing a bowhead whale and explains what makes this w...

Article

South for the Winter

Blue whales will go to great lengths to reach the rich feeding ground of the Costa Rica Dome, research shows....



Article

Incredible Journey

“Humpbacks arguably make the longest documented migration of any mammal,” says one marine biologist. Fi...

Article

Gray Whale Spyhop

Photo. Cetaceans sometimes take a look around.


Article

Big Blue

Even bigger than the dinosaurs—how do other animals measure up to big blue?


Image

1976 Whales of the World Poster

The "Whales of the World" poster was printed in December 1976. The poster features an overview article ab...


Photo

Killer Whale

Photo of a killer whale leaping out of the ocean.

Photo

Blue Whale in the Ocean

Photo: A Blue Whale in the Open Ocean