Humpback whales are majestic mammals of the sea and are loved by many people. So why are they under threat of extinction? Find out all about these magnificent creatures, the threats that they face, what is being done to try and save them and how you can help to answer their SOS call.
Jodi Picoult’s powerful novel portrays an emotionally charged marriage that changes course in one explosive moment. Sometimes finding your own voice is a matter of listening to the heart... Jodi Picoult's powerful novel portrays an emotionally charged marriage that changes course in one explosive moment...For years, Jane Jones has lived in the shadow of her husband, renowned San Diego oceanographer Oliver Jones. But during an escalating argument, Jane turns on him with an alarming volatility. In anger and fear, Jane leaves with their teenage daughter, Rebecca, for a cross-country odyssey charted by letters from her brother Joley, guiding them to his Massachusetts apple farm, where surprising self-discoveries await. Now Oliver, an expert at tracking humpback whales across vast oceans, will search for his wife across a continent—and find a new way to see the world, his family, and himself: through her eyes.
All about the humpback whale and the watery world they inhabit. Looks at their migration from the Antarctic to the tropics, what they eat, their life cycle, whale acrobatics, how they communicate, whaling and why they become stranded.
From the author of The Hidden Lives of Owls, an exploration of the elusive lives of whales in the Pacific Ocean, home to orcas, humpbacks, sperm, blue, and gray whales. Leigh Calvez has spent a dozen years researching, observing, and probing the lives of the giants of the deep. Here, she relates the stories of nature's most remarkable creatures, including the familial orcas in the waters of Washington State and British Columbia; the migratory humpbacks; the ancient, deep-diving blue whales, the largest animals on the planet. The lives of these whales are conveyed through the work of dedicated researchers who have spent decades tracking them along their secretive routes that extend for thousands of miles, gleaning their habits and sounds and distinguishing peculiarities. The author invites the reader onto a small research catamaran maneuvering among 100-foot long blue whales off the coast of California; or to join the task of monitoring patterns of humpback whale movements at the ocean surface: tail throw, flipper slap, fluke up, or blow. To experience whales is breathtaking. To understand their lives deepens our connection with the natural world.
Humpback whales use unique songs to communicate throughout the world's oceans. But whaling and other threats almost silenced humpback whales completely. Humpback Whales describes the characteristics of these animals and how bans on whale hunting and other efforts have helped save this distinctive species. Easy-to-read text, vivid images, and helpful back matter give readers a clear look at this subject. Features include a table of contents, infographics, a glossary, additional resources, and an index. Aligned to Common Core Standards and correlated to state standards. Core Library is an imprint of Abdo Publishing, a division of ABDO.
Photocopiable activity book to be used in conjunction with The Humpback Whale: a very special mammal. Topics covered include environmental concerns, animal behaviour, inherited and learned characteristics, the classification of animals and the endangered status of animals. Ages 9-12.
As the Arctic summer fades, the sea swallow and the humpback whale share the challenge of an epic voyage. Follow the animals on their perilous adventure, as they face drifting fishing nets, lurking killer whales, relentless rain and fierce, icy winds. With breathtaking illustrations by Gerry Turley, travel across the sky and sea to experience one of the longest and most dangerous animal migrations.
Now in ebook format, this is a static, generic epub. This ebook is a multi-level learning-to-read programme combining DK's highly visual style with appealing stories at four graduated levels. Stunning images and engaging, age-appropriate stories are guaranteed to capture a child's interest while developing reading skills and general knowledge. It allows progression from stories for beginning readers with simple sentences and word repetition through to stories with rich vocabulary and more challenging sentence structure for proficient readers. Written by children's authors and compiled by leading experts in the field of literacy, this ebook captures children's interest and helps them learn.
Follow the Humpback Whale's journey to warmer waters in the Marvelous Migrations series. Focused on 21st century content, engaging inquiry-based sidebars encourage young readers to think, create, guess, and ask questions. Book includes table of contents, glossary, index, author biography, and sidebars.
A reference manual for whale and dolphin watchers providing information on the anatomy, identification, behaviour and distribution of various species as well as details of whale watching locations in Australia. Includes numerous photographs, a bibliography and an index.