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People from around the world visit the WhaleNet Web site on a regular basis. To date, we have had visitors from over 130 countries (green areas on map) and all seven continents.
WhaleNet's commitment to multilingual education brings thousands of visitors to our Spanish-language site.
On average, WhaleNet's home page receives 245,000 hits per week during the academic year; close to 900,000 hits per month.
WhaleNet is truly a global phenomenon: about 15% of the people who access our site do so from outside the United States. U.S.-based users from educational, governmental and commercial institutions compose about 85 percent of WhaleNet's visitors.
A sampling of the people who used WhaleNet (average year):Percentage Category of Visitors
85.0% U.S. - Educational (8.7%), Commercial (39.7%),
Government (1.0%) Network/Scientists (28%),
Private citizens (6.3%), Non-profit organizations (1.3%)
0.9 United Kingdom
3.9 Miscellaneous visitors/worldwide
Students who visit WhaleNet range in education level from elementary school through graduate school.
Scientists and researchers from an array of disciplines use WhaleNet to post and review up-to-the-minute marine data.
Teachers visit WhaleNet regularly to gather resources and ideas for science-related classroom activities, as well as to view our growing list of professional development seminars throughout the country.
WhaleNet is a well-used cybergate to the fascinating world of on-line exploring. Many people access us to use our constantly evolving set of science-related links.