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Blue Whales

Theology Blue Whale Prezi; Group: Laura, Kelly, Annie, Anna

Laura Rao

on 31 October 2012

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Transcript of Blue Whales

The Blue Whale Rapport With Humans Largest whale: nine family-sized cars
Frightened sailors
Bigger than most ships
Fishermen saw as protectors because their presence would scare away all of the “evil whales”
Virtually harmless to humans
Humans pose a threat to the blue whale Functional Role Acoustics for communicating
longer sound sequences: migration and winter breeding periods
shorter sound sequences: feeding and social behaviors
Each male has a distinct breeding song
Vocalizations help navigate ocean
Manage the krill population
Host to barnacles that attach to their backs Meaningful Role Protector of the sea
Adds beauty and mystique to ocean
largest mammal to have ever lived
anyone who experiences the blue whale has a profound experience
Unique journey
distinct mating call
size, coloring, and disposition
serves as a host to barnacles
keep the krill population from getting too high Myths Evil Whale Biological, Ecological,
and Evolutionary Info Biological name Balaenoptera Musculus
Swimming capabilities
Life span
Whale poop Recovering the Mystique Symbolism
Control of the chaotic water
Thriving life below the water
Massive size
CNN Reporter
Disruption of the experience Biological, Ecological,
and Evolutionary Info Whale watching
99% of species eliminated
Whale by product
Laws protecting References http://www.extremescience.com/blue-whale
http://www.neatorama.com/2009/03/04/blue-whale-fun-facts/ Myths Health of its Environment Whale's Mystique and the Habitat Meat
Bone tools
Sinew and Gut
All products could be used for trade Bad Whales Good Whales We owe it to our children to be better stewards of the environment. The alternative? - a world without whales. It's too terrible to imagine. -Pierce Brosnan
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