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The links included on this page are educational resources for your use. Most are in alphabetical order and others are classified by topic. We are in the process of making descriptions of these links in order to make your search more effective. If you know of more interesting links please forward the information to us so that we can share it with other WhaleNet users.


Activities and Curriculum Units (WhaleNet)

Aquaria and Science Institutions

Boston Museum of Science
EcoTarium, formerly New England Science Center
Gulf of Maine Aquarium
Hatfield Marine Station Educational Programs
Long Marine Lab, Scientific Method of Investigation
Los Angeles Museum of Natural History
M.A.R.E. Marine Activities Resources & Education
Monterey Bay Aquarium
New England Aquarium - Teacher Resource Center
Sea World Teacher's Guides
Smithsonian Institute's Ocean Planet Exhibit Images/Searchable Index
The Tennessee Aquarium
Woods Hole Oceanographic Inst. K-12 Resources, Index of Topics: Nice resources.
Atmospheric, Earth Science, and Oceanographic Internet Resources
Athena: Earth and Space Science for K-12
Distributed Ocean Data System, Oceanography Society
Earth Observing System Project
Global Change Master Directory
National Climate Data Center
National Geophysical Data Center
NODC (National Oceanographic Data Center)
NOAA (National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration)
OCEANIC, Ocean Information Center includes WOCE (World Ocean Circulation Experiment), and TOGA-COARE
SeaWIFS Project
U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service
U.S. Geological Survey
U.S. GLOBEC--MIT--Georges Bank Program
U.S. JGOFS (Joint Global Ocean Flux Study)
U.S. Army Corps of Engineers
U.S. Navy
World Data Center
WWW Virtual Library: Oceanography


Dolphins & Porpoises
Fin Whales
General Whale Bibliography
General Whale Bibliography II
Gray Whales
Humpback Whales
Right Whales (pre-1995)
Killer Whales
Extensive bibliography, fact and fiction, on all whales
Biblio Search - Jour of Int'l Wildlife Law and Policy (click and search "biblio")

Bio-Acoustics and Marine Acoustics

Sound Sources Page
Acoustic Monitoring Using U.S. Navy SOSUS Info on fixes using sound.
Bioacoustics Research Program, Cornell Univ. Marine Mammal Research.
Interdisciplinary Center for Bioacoustics, Univ. of Pavia Nice site for sounds and spectrographs.


A Day on a Whale Watch" written by Karen Smyth and illustrated by Michael Williamson [on-line]
"Crystal- The Story of a Real Baby Whale"
"Guide to Marine Mammals of Alaska"
"The Right Whale named METOMPKIN: Her Story of Survival" written by Karen Smyth and illustrated by Michael Williamson [on-line]
"Whale is Stuck"


Careers in Marine Mammal Science - Society for Marine Mammalogy
Careers in [Marine] Science - Department of the Interior's Minerals Management Service (MMS)

Careers In Marine Mammal Science - Sea World.
Sea Grant's Information on Marine Careers
Summer Jobs
NOAA Marine Sciences Career Information
"So You Want to be a Marine Biologist" (humor)

MORE Career Information Links

Classification of Species with Information and Images

Commercial Suppliers

Materials used in WhaleNet Activities

Conservation Group Affiliates with Educational Resources

Cetacean Society International: Conservation and Education
International Wildlife Coalition "Teachers Kit"
Mingan Island Cetacean Study, Data on Blue Whale Contamination
Whale Conservation Institute
"Tales of Whales" - Roger Payne's IMAX Film - Information on Film and Species of Whales

Dictionary & Glossary

Glossary from ZOOM WHALES

Univ. of Mich, Museum of Zoology - Animal Diversity Web - Glossary

Internet Guide to International Fisheries Law - Glossary

Free Willy Links

Keiko , Keiko

The Orca Foundation

Link Lists

Argos Inc. (Global Data Telemetry and Geo-positioning Services)
Arctic Climatology Atlas Web Site.
Earth Observation System: NASA - Images and Ed. Resources.
Earth Summit+5 - Special Session of the General Assembly to Review and Appraise the Implementation of Agenda 21
The Executive Office of Environmental Affairs
Kids Corner - Bowhead Whale Aerial Survey Project
The Living Ocean:Studying Ocean Color from Space, Teacher's Guide with activities.
Northeast Fisheries Science Center Woods Hole Lab
SeaWIFS Project - Educational Units with Satellite Images
Stellwagen Bank National Marine Sanctuary Educational Resources
U.S. Marine Mammal Protection Act: includes Species Images and Information

Infamous Exploding Whale - Worth the download time.

EE Link: Environmental Education on the Internet
Useful EnviroNet Web Sites and Resources
IECC-Projects - Intercultural E-mail Classroom
Loogootee's Community School's Science Resource Link Page
Marine Mammal Resources Links, Vast array of resource links
Marine Sciences Links (Good Site)
The Mining Co. (The Biology Section with Links)
Protected Marine Species, Research and Information
Synchronicity: a full service web provider
National Marine Educators Association

Oceanography on the NET, Scripps Institute--GREAT!!

Tide Pool in Massachusetts-Information and Activities

U. of Helsinki, Finland - Wealth of information and images

University of Rhode Island,Graduate School of Oceanography (GSO)
University of Rhode Island, Pell Marine Science Library located on the Narragansett Bay Campus. Whales: Thematic Web Unit: Very nice unit and information.

WhaleTimes Seabed: Information and interactive.

Map, Distance and Tide Generators

Tide Predictor WWW Interface by Dean Pentcheff
Coastline Extractor
Map Generator
Distance generator from any two points
Earth-Rise Maps
Ocean Basins, Atlantic and Pacific-Earthwatch
Position Locations, Lat/Long, Zip Code, etc.
Tide Generator and Current Predictor
U.S. National Geophysical Data Center (World Maps)

Mimi User Resources

Voyage of the Mimi materials (Sunburst Communications)

Multilingual Links

Fondazione Cetacea English and Italian page
Caribbean Stranding NetworkRed Caribeña de Varamiento (Spanish)
Chile Science Site (in South America!)
Consejo National de Ciencia y Tecnologia (Science & Technology site in Mexico)
CITES (Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora)
Red Dominicana de Varamientos (Spanish)
Richard Henry Dana Elementary School has translated its pages into Spanish.
Science and Technology Museum (This one is located in Venezuela)

Whale Watch Guidelines.

Commercial Suppliers of Materials used in WhaleNet Activities and synthetic marine mammal teeth and skulls.


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