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Looking for the answer to a question? Need information for a school report? There are several ways you can find specific information on the WhaleNet web site.

1. First, try the WhaleNet search engine. This search engine looks for key words only in the WhaleNet web site. It searches in the text of our web pages and the subject header of each archive entry.

There are buttons for the search engine on each of WhaleNet's home pages, below the 'how to find' button. Enter one or two key words, for example "blue whale", or two words connected by 'and' for example "seal and migration", in the space provided. The search engine will produce a list of links which will be in order of most (four star) to least (one star) related to your key word(s).

Search WhaleNet

2. Look in the WhaleNet index. This is an alphabetical listing f main topics for WhaleNet's web pages. There is a brief description for each topic listed. The index button can be found below the 'search' button on each of WhaleNet's home pages.

WhaleNet Index

3. Check out the charts on the student, teacher and public home pages. These charts list links to the main sections of WhaleNet's web site. (They are not in alphabetical order so scroll down the entire chart to review all the sections and topics listed.)

4. Review WhaleNet's resources pages. The Educational Resources page is an extensive set of links, grouped by topic, in alphabetical order. The Internet Resources page is a list of world wide web sites with information on whales, dolphins, nd other marine mammals.

Use the 'find' option in your web browser to locate titles or topics that include your key word(s) on these pages. (Remember, you can use the 'find' option to search any page for a word related to your question.)

WhaleNet Educational

WhaleNet Internet Resources

Picture of humpback mouth (Picture of a Fin Back dorsal)

Marine Mammal
Links and Information

5. Search the ASK archives. They include many questions that have been answered by our A.S.K Scientists since 1995.

Archives, Data, Case Studies, & News

6. Send your question to the A.S.K. Scientist. If you do not find the answer to your question in the ASK archives then send an email message with your question to this week's scientist.

Keep in mind that our A.S.K. Scientists have varied backgrounds and expertise. Each scientist is particularly interested in answering questions related to their research and expertise which is described in their biography on the A.S.K. home page.

A.S.K. "Scientist of the Week"

7. If this is your first time using WhaleNet you should take the WhaleNet tour for an overview of the web site. Use the 'Tour' button on any of the home pages.

You can SEARCH WhaleNet or use the Whalenet Index to find what you want to use or see.

8. If you have tried all of the above options and still do not have an answer to your question, send an email message to WhaleNet's Whalemaster.

Mailto:  WhaleMaster

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