Did you know…Whales Whisper

Recently, scientists tracking noises made by southern wright whales noticed something a little different…quiet. They observed mother whales using softer sounds when on the move to keep their babies close by. Researches suspect this is to ward off interest from Orcas that share the waters and prey on the whale babies.

Nature is fascinating, especially in the depths of the ocean, where flippers and fins are more useful than hands and feet! That is why we are exploring the creatures of the deep all summer in our Summer Reading series. If you want to learn more about whales, or orcas, here are a few titles to check out!

Ocean Season by Ron Hirschi, illustrated by Kirsten Carlson

Water Beds: Sleeping in the Ocean by Gail Langer Karwoski illustrated by Connie McLennan

The Hungriest Mouth in the Sea by Peter Walters

After reading head over to our Sea Life Summer Pinterest Board for a whale origami or coloring page to keep the fun going.

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