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Some Useful Vocabulary
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The shaded areas are the natural habitats of the gray whales.
The Achieve Process
Why did scientists embark on the study? What did they find? What was their reaction to the results?
a quote, copy the quote completely and accurately including the author's name. Then, respond in a way that literally changes the world FOREVER.
Let's complete the exercises and then come up with some mnemonic devices to help one another succeed on tomorrow's quiz.
Some Useful Vocabulary
extinct: not living anymore; when a type of animal is extinct, there are no more of that animal left in the world
migrate: when animals move together from one place to another
population: a group of organisms of the same species that live in one place
satellite tag: a device that tracks an animal by sending signals to satellites in space
threatened: in danger; at risk
distinct*: clearly different
monitor*: to keep track of someone or something
researcher: someone who does an organized study of something
Gray whales are often covered with parasites and other organisms that make their snouts and backs look like a crusty ocean rock.
The whale uses its snout to forage by dislodging tiny creatures from the seafloor. It then filters these morsels with its baleen—a comblike strainer of plates in the upper jaw. A piece of gray whale baleen, also called whalebone, is about 18 inches (46 centimeters) long and has a consistency much like a fingernail. Whalebone was once used to make ladies' corsets and umbrella ribs.
The gray whale is one of the animal kingdom's great migrators. Traveling in groups called pods, some of these giants swim 12,430 miles (20,000 kilometers) round-trip from their summer home in Alaskan waters to the warmer waters off the Mexican coast. The whales winter and breed in the shallow southern waters and balmier climate. Other gray whales live in the seas near Korea.
Like all whales, gray whales surface to breathe, so migrating groups are often spotted from North America's west coast. These whales were once the target of extensive hunting, and by early in the 20th century they were in serious danger of extinction.
Today gray whales are protected by international law, and their numbers have grown. In 1994, the gray whale was removed from the United States endangered species list.
Some General Information
About Gray Whales
Achieve 3000: Gray Whales
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1. Using the notes from yesterday, write the introduction including a HOOK, transitional sentence, and thesis statement.
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