Ocean Conservation Sites:
The Ocean Alliance
The Ocean Alliance is dedicated to the conservation of whales and their ocean enviroment through research and education.
Woods Hole Oceanographic Institute
WHOI is dedicated to research and higher education at the frontiers
of ocean science. Its primary mission is to develop and effectively
communicate a fundamental understanding of the processes and
characteristics governing how the oceans function and how they
interact with Earth as a whole.
World Wildlife Fund - Toxic Chemicals page
WWF recognizes that controlling pollution is important to conserving
biodiversity. Our efforts to increase scientific understanding of
toxic chemicals and to restrict or ban harmful chemicals stems from
evidence of their ability to undermine the basic functions of entire
ecosystems, as well as their impact on wildlife and human health.
Bioacoustics Research Program at Cornell University's Lab of Ornithology
The Bioacoustics Research Program (BRP), one of the world's leading
facilities for the study of animal communication, specializes in
developing and applying new techniques for recording and analyzing
animal sounds. Techniques and computer software developed at BRP are
used by scientists at Cornell and elsewhere to study how and why
animals communicate and to monitor the health of wildlife
populations. BRP developed Canary, a software program used throughout
the world by scientists who study the sounds of birds and other
animals. BRP is also pioneering new techniques for censusing and
tracking wildlife with arrays of microphones placed in natural
The Ocean Conservation Society
Information on current marine research projects, general information on Dolphins, Whales and Sea Turtles, and O.C.S. activities and programs.
National Oceanic & Atmospheric Administration (NOAA)
NOAA's Mission is to describe and predict changes in the Earth's environment, and conserve and wisely manage the Nation's coastal and marine resources.
International Fund for Animal Welfare
IFAW works to improve the
welfare of wild and domestic animals throughout the world by reducing
commercial exploitation of animals, protecting wildlife habitats, and
assisting animals in distress.
Environmental News Network - Year of the Ocean
Since 1993, the Environmental News Network has been working to educate the world about environmental issues facing our Earth. ENN designated 1998 as The Year of the Ocean.
Oregon State University Marine Mammal Program
The world's leading authority in satellite-monitored radio tagging of large whales.
The American Cetacean Society
The American Cetacean Society (ACS) is the oldest whale conservation group in the world. Their site contains Cetacean Fact Sheets for classroom use.
A 3D animated visualization (with audio) of Pacific Humpback feeding behavior.
Songs recorded by Michael Noad of the Australian Marine Mammal Research Centre at Sydney University.
Whales, Dolphins, and Porpoises (Order Cetacea)
The tale of the whole whale family, from the U.S. National Marine Mammal Laboratory.
Everything you wanted to know about whales and other cetaceans.
Related PBS Web Sites:
Orcas and Whale Stones
Whales of the West Coast
Frontline: A Whale of a Business
In The Wild: Gray Whales with Christopher Reeve
Living Edens: South Georgia Island
Scientific American Frontiers
Creatures of the Deep: Whale Warning
A Whale of a Tale
Secrets of the Ocean Realm