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The island of Dominica, a haven for whales.

Online Resources

We recommend these Web sites for those interested in the subjects shown on the program. All links are valid as of September 3, 1999.

Sea Shepherd Conservation Society
A nonprofit, non-governmental organization committed to the protection of marine wildlife species.

International Fund for Animal Welfare
Web site for the organization that helps support Jonathan Gordon's research.

Discovering Whales --Sperm Whale Research
Details and statistics on sperm whales.

A fact-packed area for students, teachers, and the general public that includes links to other whale sites.

The Life and Works of Herman Melville
A site devoted to the author of MOBY DICK, with links to electronic versions of his writings.

Eastern Pacific Sperm Whales More Scarce than Previously Thought
An article from the Southwest Fisheries Science Center.

Sperm Whales
Biology, distribution, and conservation efforts from the National Marine Fisheries Service.

Information on ambergris, including a description of the substance and details on where it is found, how it is harvested, and how it is used.

Special Aspects of Sperm Whales and Their Relevance to Whale Watching
An article on whale watching.

Pygmy and Dwarf Sperm Whales
Brief explanation of a smaller species that is related to the sperm whale.

wq-maturity.gifPrint Resources

For those interested in the subjects shown in SPERM WHALES: THE REAL MOBY DICK, we recommend the following books and print articles.

Matthews, L. Harrison. THE NATURAL HISTORY OF THE WHALE. New York: Columbia University Press, 1978.

Melville, Herman. MOBY DICK. Indianapolis: Bobbs-Merrill Educational Publishing, 1964.

Watson, Lyall. SEA GUIDE TO WHALES OF THE WORLD. New York: E.P. Dutton, 1981.

Baker, Mary L. WHALES, DOPHINS, AND PORPOISES OF THE WORLD. Garden City, New York: Doubleday & Company, Inc., 1987.


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