North News: Spring
Feb. 3, 17, March 3, 17, 31, April 14, 28,
Gray Whale Migration Update: May 12, 2010
whales are nearing the end of their epic journey, But
why so few babies? Calculate some important numbers. Join scientist Wayne Perryman
as he looks for correlations between ice cover and calf counts. Where did a REALLY
lost whale turn up last week? Look closely to figure out what is happening in
this week's photo and end the season by taking actions for the whales' ocean
habitat right at home.
Whale Migration Update: April 28, 2010
cow/calf phase of the migration is in full swing, and this
week's journal question considers their swimming rate.
Experts hope for a cow/calf rush as the final weeks of
counting begin. Look closely at this photo to discover
how some first graders know beach trash is a whale of a
problem. Explore with scientists to learn more about
whales and sleep during migration, and compare a whale's
sleep to yours.
Whale Migration Update: April 14, 2010
The northbound cow/calf migration is picking up
and ACS/LA reports
a higher calf count than last spring. What clues does this photo have to what
4th graders in Kodiak,
are learning about gray
whale food? Discover what scientists
know about how baby whales learn to eat, and how they found out. Cheer
for brave "Patch," who survived an Orca attack this week, and use clues
and photos to draw a life-size gray whale.
Whale Migration Update: March 31, 2010
cow/calf migration has begun and the first whales have
reached Alaska! Kodiak 4th graders study whale food
with a scientist Kate Wynne, and biologist Wayne Perryman
that helps "see" and count migrating whales
24/7. Calculate how big the baby whales are now and
this photo for
clues to why guides call this baby "Anaconda."
Photo: Patrycja Kaczynska
Whale Migration Update: March 17, 2010
first northbound cow/calf was sighted by ACS/Los Angeles March
16! The migration is in full swing but not yet up to Alaska.
In the lagoons, spring training occupies cows/calf pairs We
consider the season’s low cow/calf numbers in field
reports and Michael Smith's radio interview. Match whale observations
to known facts and study this photo to see what’s inside a whale’s
Whale Migration Update: March 3, 2010
California point-count sites had their highest northbound counts
so far, and migration has reached Vancouver Island! What does
it mean if a whale-watcher calls 'BLOW, 300 degrees at 45 mil'?
Decode when you learn some whale watcher's lingo.Two nursery
lagoons report very low numbers of whales this year. Why? Acoustic
monitoring began March 1 at Counter Point: Will they discover
chatty whales? What clues in this photo tell if the whale is
young or old? Photo
Whale Migration Update: February 17, 2010
whale watchers are flocking to see the whales. The fun is in
the lagoons, where moms and babies frolic. That's where you
get up-close learning; what is this photo? Off the California
coast, people watching at Los Angeles for what's called the "turnaround" date
have news. Gray Whales Count and Monterey Bay have spotted
their first northbound whales. Here they come! Photo
Migration Update: February 3, 2010
For whale watchers it's time for the greatest show on Earth! Pacific
gray whales are swimming south AND north along the Pacific
coast. Among those still headed for Mexico were 17 new babies.
Click through today's slideshows to see why gray whales rule
when it comes to amazing animal migrations. Welcome to the
2010 season! Photo
December, gray whales have been arriving in the birthing
lagoons of Mexico's Baja California coast. More whales
are still headed south than north, but that's about to
change! Times are changing: How will this year's migration
compare with last year's? Join us here
on Feb. 3 for a new season of discoveries!