Whale project: choosing a whale

From: Erich Hoyt (EHoyt@compuserve.com)
Date: Mon Mar 31 2003 - 08:11:39 EST

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    Message text written by "Nancie Margetis"

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    Dear Erich Hoyt,
        My name is Casie and I am in the eigth grade. My science class is
    studying the ocean right now, and every student had to pick an ocean
    organism. Ever since I was little, I have been "obsessed" with whales. I
    want to be a marinebiologist when I grow up, and I know so much about them
    already. I was wondering if you could send me some pictures, videos, or
    and interesting facts about whales. I would greatly appreciate it.
                                                                               
                            Thank you,
                                                                               
                                        Casie"

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    Dear Casie

    I think the best way to start would be to read through the WhaleNet
    website, which has some free pictures and plenty of interesting facts about
    whales. The first thing you may want to do is to narrow your search to a
    particular species of whale or dolphin - that can be your ocean organism
    for your project. It could be a blue whale, a humpback, or an orca, or you
    could choose one of the lesser known species. There are some 86 species of
    whales, dolphins and porpoises, so there's a big choice. If you go to the
    library on this website, there is lots of information about each of these
    species.

    Try these WhaleNet pages as starting points:

    How to Find page: http://whale.wheelock.edu/howtofind.html

    Species information page:
    http://whale.wheelock.edu/whalenet-stuff/classifications.html

    Good luck!

    Erich Hoyt



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