Question Sheet: Whale Watch

SCIENCE

Before reading:

  1. Why are many whale populations in trouble or extinct?
  2. Where's a good spot to look for whales?

During reading:

  1. When was whaling officially banned? Why?
  2. Why does Roger Payne describe the ocean as a "giant conveyer belt"?
  3. What is "acoustic smog" and why is it a problem for whales?
  4. What is a whale fall, and how is it important to a blind zombie worm?
  5. Describe how whales communicate. See www.nationalgeographic.com/xpeditions/lessons/08/g68/ccwhalesounds.html

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