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  • FINAL Humpback Whale Migration Update: May 24, 2000
    Mother-calf pairs now being sighted off coast of Cape Cod! Some fantastic whale watching in store. 'Sickle' seen with her fifth calf in seven years! Discussions of weather and its affect on migrations and the order we see whales arrive in the northern waters.
  • Humpback Whale Migration Update: April 26, 2000
    Rough seas make it difficult for research boats to sight the whales. Use some weather maps to learn how pressure systems affect whale watching. Think about the whales' return to the northern feeding grounds. When will the different individuals return and why do they return in a certain order? We await better weather for more concrete migration information.
  • Humpback Whale Migration Update: April 12, 2000
    Some humpbacks are already being sighted in the summer feeding grounds. Who are these early arrivers? Some observations from the Dominican Republic spark interesting questions on whale behavior and writing techniques. Can you help keep the whales safe from speeding boats? Here's an art project that may do the trick. And discussion of the latest Challenge Questions.
  • Humpback Whale Migration Update: March 29, 2000
    Our northern hemisphere humpbacks are beginning to migrate! The sighting of whales in Hawaii is plentiful, especially on the Oahu coastline. Get out your maps and see if you can figure out why. Humpbacks need names that help sighters identify them. Find out how they are assigned names and learn how a whale's appearance gives clues to its history.
  • Humpback Whale Migration Update: March 15, 2000
    Still no humpback mothers and calves sighted in the northern waters. Just how far do those whales need to swim to get from the warm waters of the Caribbean to the Stellwagen Bank? Endangered animals are worthy of tracking, even outside the USA. And, find out what young scientists say about why whales sing!
  • Humpback Whale Migration Update: March 1, 2000
    Sightings at the Stellwagen are still slim. The US Office of Protected Resources is monitoring Humpbacks in warmer waters south of the US. Why spend federal money in such far away places? How are whale songs and bird songs alike? The experts aren't sure. What do you think? And students solve scientific and mathmatical questions.
  • Humpback Whale Migration Update: February 16, 2000
    Anne Smrcina reports that most North Atlantic humpback whales are socializing with whales from other northern areas in the Caribbean. Is this good for the population? A dead humpback is found off the coast of Georgia. It was big, but exactly how big is that? And classrooms answer questions about whale identification.
  • Humpback Whale Migration Update: February 2, 2000
    Whale expert Anne Smrcina reports that most North Atlantic humpback whales are now wintering in the Caribbean. But several humpbacks don't make the trip south. Why would some of the humpbacks stay behind? And how do reseachers recognize one humpback from another?

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