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Module 21: Whale Related Links A LEARNING TOOL ABOUT WHALES, INTERCONNECTED SPECIES & ORGANISMS, CLIMATE CHANGE AND HUMANITY - A CAPE BRETON UNIVERSITY SENIOR SEMINAR COMMUNITY ACTION PROJECT

"Marine organisms do not care about international boundaries; they move where they will." Paul Snelgrove, Oceanographer

How do we inspire people to learn about things they know nothing about, have never seen or experienced? We teach them, show them, help them experience them. While whales live in the oceans, we can start by reading about them, watching videos, etc. We can walk the oceans to be inspired to learn more about whales and how they live in the depths, hear the rocks tumble in the ebb and flow of the tides, feel the pebbles of sand as we walk toward a future saving species and organisms that freely assist ecosystems.
Cape Breton, Nova Scotia, Canada (credit: Maria Lisa Polegatto)

Books and Activities

Poster

Feenixx Laminated Whales Educational Chart Poster 24x36

Print your own Deep Dive Into The Ocean Ecosystem With The Giants poster free:

Whale Species Videos

Baird's Beaked Whales

Beluga Whales

Blue Whales

Cuvier's Beaked Whales

Fin Whales

Gray Whales

Humpback Whales

Minke Whales

Narwhals

North Atlantic Right Whales

Northern Bottlenose Whales

Orca

Pilot Whales

Sei Whales

Southern Right Whales

Sperm Whales

Bubble Nets

Whale Behaviour

Whale Conservation

Whale Sounds

12 Ways You Can Help

  1. Report any marine animal findings, live, injured or stranded, to your local Marine Mammal Centre.
  2. Clean up debris, litter, trash at or near the ocean, rivers, streams and in your community so it does not end up in the watercourses.
  3. Cut plastic rings in two from milk and juice containers so they don't strangle wildlife.
  4. Start using reusable straws instead of plastic straws or skip the straw all together or if you do use a straw, cut it in pieces both length and width so it will not kill wildlife.
  5. Switch to recyclable toothbrushes.
  6. Do not use balloons outside as they strangle wildlife.
  7. Stop smoking - one of the most found items at the ocean is cigarette butts and not smoking is better for your health.
  8. Use reusable bags instead of single use plastic bags and plastic grocery bags that end up in landfill sites that can blow into the oceans. Did you know bananas don't need to be put in bags because they are already wrapped in nature? :)
  9. Be like Tilly......get outside and sit, walk, hike, run in nature to gain an appreciation of it :)
  10. Be responsible when on or near the water to take home with you what you arrived with, ie trash.
  11. Become a citizen scientist. There are many organizations you can volunteer.
  12. Pass this website link along to othersbit.ly/deepdivewithwhales
Nova Scotia, Canada (credit: Maria Lisa Polegatto)

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Created By
Maria Lisa Polegatto
Appreciate

Credits:

Created with images by Lee Kelai - "Antarctica Humpback whale" • Nong Vang - "Now I can read in the dark." • Markus Spiske - "untitled image" • Felipe Elioenay - "Stones in hand" • Kelly Sikkema - "Blank Paper and Pencil" • Mathias Elle - "untitled image" • Dan DeAlmeida - "untitled image" • L.W. - "Iceland icebergs in water" • Gregory Culmer - "Seagull with Balmoral Island in the background. Photographed with manual focus 50mm lens. The Island is now owned by the sandals resort."