FOR MARINE MAMMAL STUDIES
College of the Atlantic
Bar Harbor, ME
(Updated March 1996)
Here are some resources I have put together for teachers. The first
is a listing of curriculum resources, and the second is a general
bibliography on whales linked on the previous page.
The Teacher Resource Center at the New England Aquarium is a stupendous resource. Joel Rubin has lots of
materials he can loan to you for free or for a small fee.
Information on how to contact him is included in the list of
I would also encourage you to check out the
affliates page on the WhaleNet homepage, and to check out the list of
marine mammal homepages listed on the WhaleNet homepage. Some of
these contain good information. I especially find the NMFS Office of
Protected Resources a great reference. It contains very complete
species accounts of many endangered species of marine mammal.
Good luck in your collecting.
Marine Mammal Info
ADOPT A FINBACK WHALE - $30 for single whale, $50 for mother/calf
You will receive a certificate of adoption, 8 X 10 color photograph of an
identified finback whale,
biography of your whale and a sighting history, the Adopt A Finback
Book, and a one-year
subscription to Allied Whale's newsletter.
(Adoptions can be given as gifts, please include the recipient's name
MARINE MAMMALS OF THE GULF OF MAINE - $29.95 This 24-minute educational film tells the story of Allied Whale and
presents information learned
during twenty years of marine mammal research in the Gulf of Maine.
It features exciting and
exclusive color footage of the commonly seen species of whales and
College of the Atlantic
105 Eden Street
Bar Harbor, ME 04609
WhaleNet SUPPLEMENTARY MATERIALS:
MARINE SCIENCE ACTIVITIES ON A BUDGET - $13.00
THE WORLD OF WHALES, DOLPHINS, AND PORPOISES - INTERDISCIPLINARY
CURRICULUM UNITS FOR PRE-K THROUGH HIGH SCHOOL - $20.00
HOW TO BUILD AN INFLATABLE (55 FT) FINBACK WHALE - $8.00
MARINE SCIENCE BIBLIOGRAPHY - $3.00
Order from J. Michael Williamson
20 Moynihan Rd.
So. Hamilton, MA 01982
WHALE FACT PACK AND DOLPHIN FACT PACK - $5.25 + postage & handling These fact packs contain general information on cetaceans, fact
sheets on each species,
instructions on how to draw different species, and a bibliography.
ACS also sells books, posters
and prints, notecards, mobiles and shirts.
American Cetacean Society
P.O. Box 2639
San Pedro, CA 90731
WHALE KITS AND LOTS OF MARINE MAMMAL INFO
Teacher Resource Center (Contact: Joel Rubin)
New England Aquarium
Boston, MA 02110-3399
Some of this material is free and some requires a small fee.
WHALES IN THE CLASSROOM PRESENTS: GETTING TO KNOW THE WHALES This book is geared toward middle-school students and contains
activities developed from actual
scientific data contributed by marine biologists. It also contains
interviews with whale biologists.
by Larry Wade, illustrated by Stephen Bolles. 1995. Singing Rock
Minnesota. ISBN 0-9629395-2-8
Information On Using The InterNet
EDUCATOR'S GUIDE TO THE INTERNET - $16 This guide is invaluable for the novice Internet user. It contains
step by step instructions on how
to use the Internet, a list of resources and comes with a video and
disk (specify whether you
need it IBM or Mac compatible).
Virgina Space Grant Consortium
2713-D Magruder Boulevard
Hampton, VA 23666
ELECTRONIC LEARNING MAGAZINE
Free one year subscriptions for
P.O. Box 53796
Boulder, CO 80323-3796
On Line Information
ABOUT MARINE MAMMALS Home page of the Mote Marine Lab. Contains their newsletter,
information about the lab, and weather for Sarasota updated every 15 minutes.
BIOLOGY OF HARBOR PORPOISES An excellent species account on harbor porpoise.
CETACEAN SOCIETY INTERNATIONAL Contains information about CSI, but also links to other marine mammal
EROSQUID MARINE MAMMAL HOMEPAGE A great resource with links to marine mammal web sites, discussion
groups and other home pages of interest.
'HOT TOPICS' by MARK MILLER Links to many other marine mammal web sites.
IUCN RED LIST OF THREATENED ANIMALS (1994) The list of threatened and endangered animals produced by the
International Union for
Conservation of Nature and Natural Resources.
JOURNEY NORTH Journey North tracks the northward spring migration of various
species of animals including humpback and right whales, monarch butterflies,
loggerhead sea turtles, bald eagles, peregrine falcons, lo
ons, American robins, orioles. caribou, and migratory bats of the
Sonoran Desert. Journey North provides information on the best maps, ask the expert, informational reports put together by student
s in classrooms around the world. An excellent program. Fax
subscriptions are available for teachers without e-mail capabilities.
125 North First Street
Minneapolis, MN 55401
LISTING OF INTERNET MARINE MAMMAL RESOURCESThis list was put together by Bill Lemus and contains all the marine
mammal sites he could find.
This list will be updated periodically.
MARMAM: MARINE MAMMALS RESEARCH AND CONSERVATION DISCUSSION This is a bulletin board containing discussions on any topic
pertaining to marine mammals. It is a
great place to find resources like the list above and participate in
or observe conversations
between people with vastly different scientific and political views.
To subscribe to this list, send an Email message contining the text
"subscribe marmam first_name
last_name" to the Internet address "email@example.com".
MONTEREY BAY AQUARIUM Contains info on sea otters and the Aquarium's sea otter
NATIONAL MARINE FISHERIES SERVICE OFFICE OF PROTECTED RESOURCES Contains information on endangered species and on the conservation
measures being taken to protect these animals.
http://kingfish.ssp.nmfs.gov/tmcintyr/prot_res.html#ES and Recovery
NETVET- MARINE MAMMALS Contains species accounts and educational information produced by
ORCINUS ORCA This home page was put together by a 15 year boy and contains lots of
information on killer whales as well as links to other sites.
SEA WORLD/BUSCH GARDENS Sea world offers teacher guides. This page contains sample
activities from the guides and contact
information for ordering the guides.
STRATEGIES FOR PURSUING A CAREER IN MARINE MAMMAL SCIENCE Advice for the would-be marine mammalogist produced by the Society
for Marine Mammalogy.
TIRPITZ WHALING PAGE Contains information on current whaling issues.
THEMATIC WHALE WEB UNIT Contains curriculum ideas on marine mammals.
USING COMPUTER IN ENVIRONMENTAL EDUCATION Contains information on how to best utilize computers in your
WHALENET WhaleNet is an international collaboration of scientists, researchers
and computer technologists
working to get real data in the classroom. WhaleNet's homepage
resources, opportunity to have marine mammal questions answered,
links to its affliates'
homepages, and a list of more options to come. Join us!
WILDLIFE AND CONSERVATION LINKS Links to other marine mammal web sites.
ZOONET Contains information on endangered species.