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Whales: The Kids' Times

 
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Game: Humpback Whale Migration

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Whales

Whales are the largest animals that ever lived on the Earth. They are even larger than the dinosaurs of prehistoric times. All whales belong to a group known as cetaceans ("seh TAY shuhnz"). There are two types of whales

  • toothed ("odontocete")
  • baleen ("mysticete")

Several species of both toothed and baleen whales have been hunted close to extinction and still face threats to their survival by human activities.

front page of Kids' Times for Blue Whale
Blue whale
[pdf] [350 KB]
front page of Kids' Times for Bowhead Whale
Bowhead whale
[pdf] [275 KB]
 
front page of Kids' Times for Fin Whale
Fin whale
[pdf] [225 KB]
front page of Kids' Times for Gray Whale
Gray whale
[pdf] [336 KB]
 
front page of Kids' Times for Humpback Whale
Humpback whale
[pdf] [622 KB]
front page of Kids' Times for Right Whale
Northern right whale
[pdf] [564 KB]
 
front page of Kids' Times for Sei Whale
Sei whale
[pdf] [484 KB]
front page of Kids' Times for Sperm Whale
Sperm whale
[pdf] [190 KB]

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