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Killer Whale Tales: Environmental Science through Storytelling

Lynne Barre, NOAA Fisheries West Coast Regional Office and Jeff Hogan, Killer Whale Tales in Seattle, WA How can you help recover endangered orcas? Join Lynne Barre, NOAA’s Recovery Coordinator for endangered killer whales, and Jeff Hogan, Executive Director of Killer Whale Tales, to learn about the Southern Resident population of killer whales, the challenges…

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Needle in a haystack: Studying the world’s rarest large whale

Dana Wright, University of Washington, Cooperative Institute for Climate, Ocean, and Ecosystem Studies (CICOES) and Duke University Marine Laboratory, working with NOAA Fisheries Alaska Fisheries Science Center in Seattle, WA How does one study the rarest whale on earth in one of the most remote places in the ocean? Come learn how scientists use a…

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That’s the Seal-iest Thing I’ve Heard: Studying Ice Seals in Alaska

Erin Moreland, Cynthia Christman, and Heather Ziel, from NOAA Fisheries Alaska Fisheries Science Center in Seattle, WA What are ice seals and how do we study them? Join researchers from the Polar Ecosystems Program at NOAA Fisheries’ Alaska Fisheries Science Center to learn about bearded, ringed, spotted, and ribbon seals in Alaska and the methods…

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It Takes a Village to Save the Hawaiian Monk Seal

Stacie Robinson, NOAA Fisheries Pacific Islands Fisheries Science Center in Honolulu, HI and Wendy Marks, the Marine Mammal Center in Kona, HI Did you know that Hawaiʻi is home to the world’s only tropical seal – the Hawaiian monk seal? You’ll learn about these highly endangered marine mammals, where they live, and the conservation efforts…

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Whale and Seek: The Underwater Lives of Whales

Dave Wiley, NOAA Stellwagen Bank National Marine Sanctuary in Scituate, MA How do you know what whales do in the wild? They are too big for an aquarium and disappear from view at every dive. New technologies let scientists attach body movement and acoustic (sound) or video recording tags to whales to watch and listen…

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Can You Hear Me Now? Marine Mammals and Sound

Genevieve Davis, NOAA’s Northeast Fisheries Science Center in Woods Hole, MA Have you ever wondered what a humpback whale sounds like? How dolphins communicate? Learn from a member of our bioacoustics team about how sound travels through the ocean, what makes underwater sounds and how we listen in. Discover why marine mammals make sound and…

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A Bird’s Eye View of Whales

Allison Henry, NOAA’s Northeast Fisheries Science Center in Woods Hole, MA Whales are among the largest and oldest animals on earth and belong to a group of marine mammals called cetaceans. Talk to a member of NOAA’s North Atlantic right whale aerial survey team and learn how they do science from the sky. (Grades 2-6)…

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