Marine Mammals

Nature

Level: 2

Requirements

  • Be able to identify three of each of the following and know where each is found. Know at least one by scientific name from each group:
    • Toothed Whales
    • Baleen Whales
    • True Seals
    • Eared Seals
    • Dolphins/Porpoises
    • Walruses (one kind)
    • Sea Otter (one kind)
    • Manatees
  • Know and locate the story of how God used a whale in Bible times.
  • What is the largest mammal in the sea?
  • Explain the following words:
    • Breaching
    • Echolocation
    • Spyhopping
    • Baleen
    • Pod
    • Harem
    • Plankton
  • Draw a food chain of two different marine mammals.
  • What is the purpose of blubber?
  • Know two reasons that seals are hunted.
  • Describe why seals and dolphins can move so quickly in the water.
  • Do one of the following:
    • Take a trip to an aquarium. Learn about and observe the daily feeding schedule of a marine mammal.
    • Write a 500-word report on a marine mammal. Include pictures.
    • Write a 500-word report on current events involving marine mammals and their environment and how they could be endangered.


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