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A

A Day on a Whale Watch - The true story of a whale watch trip.
Access Statistics for WhaleNet - Starting in 1995 the number of visitors to WhaleNet and other statistics.
Activities and Curriculum Units - Classroom activities.
Adoption Programs - A list of marine mammal adoption programs.
"Aerial" the Loggerhead Turtle - Data, maps and observations from the satellite tag on this turtle.
Affiliate Organizations - Research and educational groups collaborating with WhaleNet.
Aid to Navigating WhaleNet - A tutorial designed for first time visitors.
"Annie" the Loggerhead Turtle - Data, maps and observations from the satellite tag on this turtle.
"Arthur" the Elephant Seal - Data, maps and observations from the satellite tag on this elephant seal.
A.S.K. a Scientist - A marine scientist answering student questions.
A.S.K. Archives - WhaleNet's archives of ASK questions and answers.
Awards - Recognizing WhaleNet's web site for educational excellence.
Azores, Sperm Whale Satellite Tagging Program

B

"Balti" the Harbor Seal - Data, maps and observations from the satellite tag on this harbor seal.
Behaviors of Whales and Marine Mammals
- Images and information on various behaviors.
Bibliographies - Books on whales, dolphins and porpoises. Bioacoustics Information and Links - Marine mammal sounds and information on bioacoustics.
"Bjorn" the Harbor Porpoise - Data, maps and observations from the satellite tag on this porpoise.
Blubber Glove Curriculum Unit - Make your own blubber glove and discover how blubber works.
Blue Whale Contaminants - Analysis and Information on contaminants in biopsy blubber samples.
Blue Whale Dissection - Pictures of a blue whale on a Newport Rhode Island beach.
Blue Whale Images - Pictures of blue whales.
Blue Whales Kit and Friend - Data, maps and observations from the satellite tags on these blue whales.
Blue Whale Satellite Tagging and Research - Research Data and information.
Blue Whale Stranding - A slide show on the stranding in Newport, Rhode Island.
"Bristol" the Harbor Seal - Data, maps and observations from the satellite tag on this harbor seal.

C

Case Studies - WhaleNet's archives of case studies and other information.
"Casino" the Gray Seal - Released 18 May 1998.
Catch of the Day - Useful notices and points of interest.
CD-ROM: A Guide to Whales and Marine Mammals of the North
Atlantic Ocean.

Classification of Species - Information on most marine mammal species.
Commercial Suppliers - Suppliers for materials used in WhaleNet activities.
Common Behaviors - Whale behavior terms to use with whale sighting reporting.
Contaminants, Blue Whale - Analysis and Information on contaminants in biopsy blubber samples.
Crystal - The Story of a Real Baby Whale - Information about this children's book written by WhaleNet contributor, Karen Smyth. Curriculum Listserv - Share your classroom activities by posting them in this listserv.
Curriculum Unit Development - Self-workshop to guide teachers in developing a teaching unit based on WhaleNet materials.
Curriculum Units and Lesson Plans - A variety of curricula using WhaleNet resources plus other marine education lessons.

D

Data: How to Interpret - Instructions for interpreting satellite tag data.
Data on Blue Whale Contaminants - Analysis and Information on contaminants in biopsy blubber samples.
Data: Preparing and Recording Sighting Data - How to collect and send whale watch sighting data to the WhaleNet database.
Data Listserv
- Whale watch and research data plus instructions for using and submitting whale watch sighting data.
Dissection of a Blue Whale - Pictures on a Newport Rhode Island beach.
Dive Data Unit - "Stephanie" the Hood Seal - Analyze this satellite tag data on the diving behavior of this hooded seal.
Dolphin and Porpoises Bibliography

E

Early Warning System - Surveys of Right Whales in the North Atlantic.
Educational Links
- Links on marine mammal classification, maps, weather, aquaria, etc.
Educational Resources and Research - Links on curriculum, careers, government resources,etc.
Elephant Seals "Mac" and "Arthur" - Data, maps and observations from the satellite tag on these seals.
Entanglements - Images, information and curricula.
Expanded Menu - Old version of WhaleNet's home page.

F

Field Study in Marine Science - Teacher professional development summer course taught by WhaleNet's PI Michael Williamson.
Fin Whale Bibliography
Florida/Georgia Region - Northern Right Whale surveys.


G

General Whale Bibliography
"Gooch" the Harbor Seal - Data, maps and observations from the satellite tag on this seal.
Gray Seal "Casino" - Data, maps and observations from the satellite tag on this seal.
Gray Whale Bibliography
Guide to Whales and Marine Mammals of the N. Atlantic - A field guide and catalogue of humpback whales on CD-ROM.

H

Harbor Porpoises "Otis", "Kawamaura" and "Bjorn" - Data, maps and observations from the satellite tag on these porpoises.
Harbor Porpoises "Shackelton" and "Sacagawea" - Data, maps and observations from the satellite tag on these porpoises.
Harbor Seal "Balti" - Data, maps and observations from the satellite tag on this seal.
Harbor Seal "Bristol" - Data, maps and observations from the satellite tag on this seal.
Harbor Seal "Gooch" - Data, maps and observations from the satellite tag on this seal.
Harbor Seal "Mystic" - Data, maps and other information about the satellite tag on this seal.
Hooded Seal "Jersey" - Data, maps and observations from the satellite tag on this seal.
Hooded Seal "Kiwi" - Data, maps and observations from the satellite tag on this seal.
Hooded Seal "PoeGo" - Data, maps and observations from the satellite tag on this seal.
Hooded Seal "Stephanie" - Data, maps and observations from the satellite tag on this seal.
How to Find - Suggestions for how to find specific information on the WhaleNet web site.
How to Interpret Satellite Tag Data - Instructions for understanding satellite tag data.
Humpback Whale Bibliography
Humpback Whale Catalogue - Maintained by Allied Whale, College of the Atlantic, Bar Harbor, Maine.
Humpback Whales Photographs and Sighting Histories - WhaleNet's online database of the Gulf of Maine population.
"Humpty Dumpty" the Loggerhead Turtle - Data, maps and observations from the satellite tag on this loggerhead turtle.

I

Information (info) Archives - Case Studies, News, and Information.
Information Packet, Teacher - A packet including sample classroom activities, data sheets, and instructions for posting data and more.
"Isabelle" the Loggerhead Turtle - Data, maps and observations from the satellite tag on this turtle.

J

"Jersey" the Hooded Seal - Data, maps and observations from the satellite tag on this seal.

K

"Kawamura" the Harbor Porpoise - Data, maps and observations from the satellite tag on this porpoise.
Kid's Links
- Student generated web pages on Whales.
Killer Whale Bibliography
"Kits" the Blue Whale - Data, maps and observations from the satellite tag on this blue whale.
"Kiwi" the Hooded Seal - Data, maps and observations from the satellite tag on this hooded seal.


L

Lesson Plans - A variety of lesson plans using WhaleNet resources plus other marine education themes.
Links of the Month - Interesting links selected by WhaleNet.
Listservs Directory - Our listservs which link classrooms, share teacher-developed lessons and distribute whale watch siting data.
Loggerhead Turtles "Annie", "Isabelle" and "Aerial" - Data, maps and observations from the satellite tag on these turtles.
Loggerhead Turtle "Humpty Dumpty" - Data, maps and observations from the satellite tag on this turtle.
Logo, WhaleNet
"Lucy" the Inflatable Whale - Plans for making a whale.

M

"Mac" the Elephant Seal - Data, maps and observations from the satellite tag on this seal.
Macro-movement Unit "Stephanie Map a Humpback Fluke
Maps Index - A collection of maps that can be used for tracking satellite tagged animals.
Marine Mammal Resources Links - Informative links on a wide range of marine mammal topics.
Marine Mammal Species Identification Key
Marine Mammal Species Sheet With Abbreviations - A list of species and abbreviations to use with the whale sighting form.
"Metompkin" the Right Whale - Data, maps and observations from our first satellite tag on this right whale.
Micro-movement Unit "RAT" -
Midnight Sun - Logs from this vessels voyage down the North Atlantic from Norway.
Movie Collection - Footage related to whales and other marine animals.
"Mystic" the Harbor Seal - Data, maps and other information about the satellite tag on this seal.

N

Netpal Listserv
Netpal Registration - WhaleNet's listserv which link classrooms.
News Archives - WhaleNet's archives of news articles and other information.
New England Region Right Whale Reports
NOAA Marine Sanctuaries - Marine sanctuaries around the U. S.
NOAA/NMFS Northern Right Whale Early Warning System - New England Region information about the Northern Right Whale.
Northern Right Whale Early Warning System - Florida/Georgia Region sighting reports of the Northern Right Whale.

O

"Otis" the Harbor Porpoise - Data, maps and observations from the satellite tag on this porpoise.
Our Connection to the Sea - Information and links to watershed material.
Overview - A description of WhaleNet and its programs.

Q

Questions and Activities to use with Satellite Tag Data

P

Photographs and Sighting Histories - WhaleNet's online database of the Gulf of Maine Humpback Whale population.
"PoeGo" the Hooded Seal - Data, maps and observations from the satellite tag on this hooded seal.
Pollution Data Sheet - Form to use when collecting pollution data while on a whale watch trip.
Posting Whale Watch Data - How to submit your whale watch sighting data to the WhaleNet database.
Preparing, Recording and Using Whale Watch Data - Instructions for whale watch sighting data.
Professional Development Opportunities - A listing of professional development opportunities.
Public Resources Home Page

R

"Rat" Right Whale Research Unit - A curriculum unit on micro-movements and macro-movements of whales.
Regional Coordinators for WhaleNet - Professional development workshops and local assistance.
Research Links
Research Ships
- Logs, data and information from the crews on several ships.
Right Whale Bibliography
Right Whale Biopsy Research - A research log on the purpose and 'how toof a whale biopsy.
Right Whale Concentration Area Maps - The areas Right Whales inhabit in the Gulf of Maine.
Right Whale Conservation Program - Early warning system at the New England Aquarium.
Right Whale Early Warning System, NOAA/NMFS Northern - New England Region information about the Northern Right Whale.
Right Whale Early Warning System, Northern - Florida/Georgia Region sighting reports of the Right Whale in their calving area.
Right Whale "Metompkin" - Data, maps and observations from the satellite tag on this whale.
Right Whale "Rat" Unit - A curriculum unit on micro-movements and macro-movements of whales.
Right Whale Research Reports -

S

"Sacagawea" the Harbor Porpoise - Data, maps and observations from the satellite tag on this harbor porpoise.
Sample Questions and Activities to use with Satellite Tag Data
Satellite Tagging Observation Programs (STOP) - Data, maps, and information on our satellite tagged marine mammals.
Satellite Tagging Program Background Information
Satellite Tracking Data - Incoming and archived satellite tag data
Sea Education Association Unit -
Sea Education Research Vessel - A project to track and receive data from students and crew on the SEA research vessels.
Search WhaleNet - WhaleNet's search engine.
"Shackelton" the Harbor Porpoise - Data, maps and observations from the satellite tag on this harbor porpoise.
Silver Bank Program
Sighting Data Form
Sighting Data: How to Input Data
Sighting Histories and Photographs - WhaleNet's online database of the Gulf of Maine Humpback Whale population.
Slide Shows - Whales, seals, flukes, kids' art and more.
Song of the Whale - Observations of the crew on this research vessel.
Sound Information and Links - Marine mammal sounds and information on bioacoustics.
Species Information Links - Information on most marine mammal species.
Species Identification Chart - Drawings of commonly seen whale species.
Species List with Abbreviations -
Sperm Whale Satellite Tagging Program, Azores
Start-up Activities - Classroom and on-board whale watch trip and data activities.
"Stephanie" the Hooded Seal - Data, maps and observations from the satellite tag on this seal.
STOP Data, Maps and Observations Archives -
Strandings - Images, information and curricula.
Student Programs - Summer and year round opportunities.
Student Resources Home Page
Student Survey - Feedback form for students.
Supplemental Materials Information - Pamphlets and books. containing classroom activities/curricula that can be purchased.
Suppliers - To obtain materials used in WhaleNet Activities.

T

Tabor Boy Student Voyage - Observations of the student crew aboard the S.S.V. Tabor Boy on their voyage in the Caribbean.
Teacher Resources Home Page
Teacher Survey - Feedback form for teachers.
Teacher Workshops & Regional Coordinators - WhaleNet contacts at five regional sites offering teacher trainings and support.
Tour - For students or teachers who are first time visitors to WhaleNet and need a few tips on what's on this web-site.

W

Watershed Material - Watershed related information and links.
Weather Information Links - Weather research and information.
WhaleMaster - The creator and Principal Investigator of WhaleNet.
WhaleNet Article - A general description of WhaleNet.
WhaleNet Fourth Grade Curriculum
WhaleNet Teacher Packet - Sample classroom activities, data sheets, instructions for sending and using data and more.
WhaleNet Tour - A tutorial designed for first time visitors.
Whale is Stuck - A children's book review.
Whale Parts - Pictures of bones and other parts of a whale.
Whale Sighting Data Sheet - To use when collecting sighting data while on a whale watch trip.
Whale Watch Company Participants - Companies that support student investigations and WhaleNet.
Whale Watch Data - Sighting data by students and researchers.
Whale Watch Trip Activities
Whales Bibliography -
What's It?? - A picture to identify.
What's New
wncurriculum - A WhaleNet curriculum listserv for teacher input.
Workshop Schedule - WhaleNet 1997-1998 teacher workshops offered around the country.
World of Whales, Dolphins and Porpoises - Information on how to order this notebook of Pre-K through High School activities.



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