From: "Rich Zayas" <firstname.lastname@example.org>
To: <email@example.com>, <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Subject: northern right whale
Date: Thu, Apr 10, 2003, 3:13 AM
I am doing a report on the northern right whale for my 7th grade science
teacher. I have been trying to find out what the impotance of the right
whale is. I have not been able to locate this fact. Can you help me?
Dear Rich Zayas,
Thank you for your question. I'm not sure what you mean by the "importance"
of the right whale. Importance in what way? Do you mean importance as a
commercial product for whaling? Or importance to the ecosystem it lives in?
Or is it the importance to the whale watching industry? There are a number
of ways that you could think about this question.
I would suggest that first you go to species information page of the
WhaleNet website and read more on right whales. You could look for headings
related to whaling, ecosystem, and whale watching, etc. The species page is
Some of the entries you could try (but there are lots of others) include:
American Cetacean Society¥ Species Links
CETACEA - Brief overview of a wide variety of species with habitat range
Cetacea¥, Illinois State Academy of Sciences (ISAS) - Listing of species.
Discovering Whales¥, nicely done page. Still Free - listing by species
Marine Mammals¥, Classifications and descriptions by species
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