Sunday, May 07, 2006

Scientists Discover a Massive Blue Whale Colony

"What we are seeing is one of the biggest feeding and breeding sources, at least in the southern hemisphere"

This is a neat story to share with our students. When we teach conservation and rant about saving the whales, it is interesting when facts like this are discovered. Our students need to know that science is not just a bunch of facts that are all true and never change. While reading this article on the Blue Whales and Humpbacks, the writer reports scientists did not know about this colony, because it does not migrate away from the waters in the southern hemisphere. The big question is will world whale hunters, now locate this colony and harvest them? Maybe they already have? Lots of questions to make my students think.

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