Pathfinder and Annotated Bibliography An
unusual and fascinating site all about the mysterious sperm whale product known
as ambergris. If you don't know about ambergris, you're not really a whale expert.
Quote from the site's intro: "This annotated bibliography and
information pathfinder will focus on the subject of ambergris, the fragrant raw
material for perfumery produced in the gut of the sperm whale, Physeter catodon
L., and found cast up on tropical and subtropical seashores."
site claims to provide background information on every species of cetacean known
A good site, but kind of slow loading (you can turn
off the sound and click a text only link which should help, or wait).
Web Ring A
bunch of web rings with a lot of sites on dolphins. They are not all scientific,
so take what you read at some of them with a grain of salt. At the WebRing site
you will get a lot of pop up adds.
Whale Biology Lots
here and in two languages - English and French.
Killer Whale Zone Pictures,
paintings, information and sounds - all pertaining to Killer Whales.
of the Ocean Realm Some very useful excerpts
from "Masters of the Ocean Realm: Whales, Dolphins, and Porpoises" by
John N. Heyning. Provided by the Natural History Museum of Los Angeles County.
Especially look at the stuff on "Cetacean Nomenclature" and "Dolphin
or Porpoise", after reading Dr. G's discussion of "Dolphins
Whales: The Deep Divers of the Ocean A very good one
page article on sperm whales with a few good underwater pictures. Think how lucky
we are in these modern photography aqua-lung days to be able to see whales underwater.
This is one lesson of seven from "Wonders
of the Sea". Nice pages provided by the The Oceanic Research
Whales In Middle Schools (SWIMS) A great whale studying
program and a links section.
This Whale's (After) Life
Something unusual. What happens to a whale after
it dies? Some scientists are studying what happens to a whale carcas and bones
after a whale dies. Interesting. A good example of the seemingless endless diversity
of the food chain. Top picture missing?
Whales: A Thematic Web
Unit Quote from site introduction: "Welcome
to our Whales unit home page. This web document provides a thematic unit for cooperative
learning across an integrated curriculum which is an interactive resource for
teachers, students and parents. It was designed as a model unit for educators,
students and parents to demonstrate the use of the WWW as an educational resource."
good idea, a variety of good information and projects, and a good links page.
There is a whole lot here. Very good resource for educators.
facts, information, sounds, awesome pictures, and postcards for whales enthusiasts,
Put together for you at Hervey Bay, Queensland, Australia, whale watching capital
ofthe world !
resource for teachers, students, and whale lovers.
Introduction to several species, and whale overview for early gradeschool.
site for kids and educators. A lot of information.