Whales by another name

From: Tom Ford (tjfketos@rcn.com)
Date: Tue Nov 02 2004 - 20:55:24 EST

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    Date: Tue, 2 Nov 2004 19:54:40 -0500
    To: <tjfketos@rcn.com>, <pita@whale.simmons.edu>
    Subject: Whales

                                                         November 2, 2004
    Dear Sir:
       I teach Third Grade at Randleman Elementary School in Randleman, NC. We
    have been studying whales. On a worksheet that someone gave to me was a
    question that I can't find an answer . The question was "What is another
    name that scientist call whales?" Can you help me with this? I would
    really appreciate the help.
                                        Thank you,
                                        Mrs. Sarah McCoy


    Dear Mrs. McCoy,

    The seventy nine known species of whales are frequently called cetaceans by
    I believe the wordis derived from the greek "ketos" and the Latin "cetus".

    etymologically yours,

    Tom Ford

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