- A Tale of a Right Whale OCEAN STORY
Phoenix's Tail Meet Phoenix—One of about 450 remaining North Atlantic Right Whales (tale right whale, tale whale photo essay, tale whale photo essay, tale right whale pho ... ...
Sep 30 2009 - 2:03pm
- A Squalodontid Success SLIDESHOW
On a beach in Piña, Panama the tide is rolling out. Faint outlines of skeletal remains rise above the sand. Smithsonian scientists Nicholas Pyenson and Aaron O'Dea along with a team of students descend upon the beach. Their mission: to excavate the ... ...
Jun 22 2011 - 5:47pm
- Humpback Whales in Antarctica: What Are the Whales Doing? BLOG POST
Humpback Whale in Antarctic Waters Humpback whales ( Megaptera novaengliae ) are the most abundant baleen whale in the nearshore waters around the Antarctic Peninsula. The ... ...
Feb 7 2013 - 12:01pm
- Whale fossils on the mainland, and into a CT scanner BLOG POST
with the largest individual jacket tipping in close to 100 lbs. It's really a bother to haul jackets much ... ...
May 21 2012 - 1:23pm
- Listening for Clues About Sonar’s Effects on Marine Mammals BLOG POST
Researchers Studying Killer Whales Many animals depend on their eyes to navigate, find food, locate mates, and for other important activities. But marine mammals often rely on sound ... ...
Jan 5 2011 - 10:55am
- Humpback Whale in Antarctic Waters PHOTO
Humpback whales ( Megaptera novaengliae ) can be found in Antarctic waters during the spring and summer in the Southern hemisphere, where they gorge on their main food sour ... ...
Apr 4 2013 - 9:22am
- Hawaiian Islands Humpback Whale National Marine Sanctuary Activity Book LESSON PLAN
NOAA National Marine Sanctuary Program/State of Hawaii This book is filled with activities about the humpback whales of the Hawaiian Islands Humpback National Marine Sanctuary, with inf ... ...
Nov 24 2009 - 5:49pm
- How do Humpback Whales Feed? LESSON PLAN
National Geographic The activity covers background, migration, and feeding behaviors of humpback whales. It also includes a simulation of bubble net feeding and a drawing exercise. ... ...
Nov 24 2009 - 4:16pm
- WebQuest: Sensory Biology and the Plight of the Right Whales LESSON PLAN
Drs. Jill C. Fegley and Sara M. Lindsay University of Maine Lindsey Lab This lesson introduces high school students ... ...
Nov 24 2009 - 4:08pm
- The Best Hope for Northern Right Whales LESSON PLAN
National Geographic This lesson asks students to research current and proposed methods of assisting the recovery of northern right whale populations. Students will conduct Internet rese ... ...
Nov 24 2009 - 4:05pm
- Tale of a Whale LESSON PLAN
Smithsonian Institution and New England Aquarium Students exercise their observation skills to do some of the actual work of marine biologists who study the endangered North Atlantic ri ... ...
Nov 24 2009 - 4:03pm
- Phoenix’s Callosities PHOTO
A close up view of Phoenix and the rough patches of skin known as callosities that are found on all North Atlantic right whales . These callosities are inhabited by small amph ... ...
Jan 16 2013 - 10:49am
- Right Whale Baleen PHOTO
A right whale opens its mouth wide, revealing huge plates of baleen hanging from its upper jaw. There are between 200 and 270 baleen plates on each side of a right whale's upper ... ...
Dec 31 2012 - 8:49am
- Inside a Sperm Whale's Mouth PHOTO
Sperm whales have conical teeth on their long, narrow, lower jaw. The teeth fit neatly into sockets in the upper jaw, which has no teeth. This arrangement is a perfect adaptation for ... ...
Sep 20 2012 - 11:45am
- Early Whale with Webbed Feet PHOTO
This early whale was well suited to life at sea. But it also lived on land. An ancestor of the right whale , Maiacetus lived 49-40 million years ago. It had flipper-like l ... ...
Aug 21 2012 - 8:51am