whales

TALKING TO WHALES

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COVER – Whales talk?


REFLECT

What do you know about whales?

  • How many types of whales are there?
  • What roles do whales play in the ecosystem?
  • What are some challenges to the survival of whales?
  • What else do you want to know about whales?
  • Conduct an Internet search to find answers to these questions.

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REFLECT

In the video below, a family of sperm whales welcomes a new calf, which will take about 3 years to learn its family’s “coda”.

  • What is a “coda”?
  • What might whales be communicating with one another?
  • What else do you want to know about whale communication?
  • Conduct an Internet search to answer these questions.

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REFLECT

Over 4 decades ago, when NASA’s Voyager was launched into space, one of the recordings it carried was a whale song.

  • Why would NASA send a whale song into space?

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REFLECT

If you were a marine biologist …

  • Research the methods marine biologists use to better understand whale communication.
  • If you were a marine biologist, how would you improve the methods used to understand whale communication.

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REFLECT

If you could talk to a whale …

  • If you could talk to a whale, what would be the first 2 question you would ask?
  • What questions might the whale ask you?