Tale of a Whale
Smithsonian Institution and New England Aquarium
Ocean Literacy Principles:OLP#5: The ocean supports a great diversity of life and ecosystems.
OLP#6: The ocean and humans are inextricably interconnected.
Students exercise their observation skills to do some of the actual work of marine biologists who study the endangered North Atlantic right whale. They identify an individual whale by examining photographs taken at sea. They then examine a record of sighting of the whale in order to track its movements.
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