Hi Kids, my name’s Dudley, I’m a friend of Jake, the SeaDog™. She asked me to join the WhaleTimes Team.
I’m a walrus. I’m a big guy. I weight about 1,700 lbs and I’m 7.25 feet long. Some of my friends are even bigger reaching 11.5 feet long. I love to eat. My favorite food…clams. I could eat a ton of them.
Like you, I love the ocean. I will be sharing interesting stories, facts, and fun activities Jake and I discover along the way.
That’s a little about me. I’ll be stopping by WhaleTimes to give you more about myself and about other animals of the sea. See you later!
A six gill shark takes a selfie in the deep
Recently, WhaleTimes Director Ruth Musgrave was invited to visit elementary schools in Oregon City, Oregon to talk about sharks. She discovered the kids in Oregon City LOVE sharks as much as we do.
The kids were inspired to celebrate Fintastic Friday early and send a “Big as Life” thank you to biologists helping sharks.
If you follow the link below you’ll see Dr. Dean Grubbs, Florida State University Coastal and Marine Laboratory, showing off his thank you!Take a look! https://www.facebook.com/FSUCML
Thank you kids — and Dr. Grubbs and our friends at Florida State University Coastal and Marine Laboratory! Together we can save sharks!
Don’t forget to mark your calendar, Fintastic Friday: Giving Sharks, Skates, and Rays a Voice is just months away.
Gray whale and calf swimming north.
In 2014, researchers counted 431 newborn gray whale calves. The story of the eastern gray whales, from endangered to thriving, is a beacon of hope for other conservation efforts.
Once nearly extinct, conservation efforts lead to the eastern Pacific gray whale population rebounding and its eventual removal from the endangered species list in 1994. Today, about 20,000 of these bus-sized beauties thrive along the Pacific Coast of North America. That’s a definite cause for celebration!
Join us in April to follow gray whale moms and newborn calves heading north to their feeding grounds.
WhaleTimes’ Gray Whales: Celebration of Conservation highlights the astounding success of the gray whale recovery and current research to monitor the gray whale population.
Teachers…enroll today! This program is free to schools, but has limited space. Find out more. Contact us at: graywhales2015 this URL.
Year-round schools and Summer Camp Teachers….
Hurray! We’ve set the dates for Creep into the Deep, 2015.
We’ll be in the deep in July 16 to 25, 2015.
Find out more about Creep into the Deep, under the “Programs” banner.
Sharks need our help!
Mark your calendar to celebrate Fintastic Friday: Giving Sharks, Skates, and Rays a Voice
May 8, 2015
More to come….
Dr. Tammy Frank, aboard NOAA RV Pisces many miles off the coast of Rhode Island, is part of a science team surveying deep sea life. They brought up another paper nautilus, with the mama inside. Very cool! Thanks for sharing Dr. Frank.
More fun photos from Dr. Frank. The waves are still rocking and rolling, but they’re finding some cool critters like this eel larva.
Transparency is a common camouflage in the deep. What better way is there to become invisible then to be see-through!
More photos from Dr. Tammy Frank sent from somewhere in the Atlantic Ocean.
WhaleTimes Board Member Tamara Frank, PhD from Nova Southeastern University Oceanographic Center (Dania Beach, Florida) is out to sea and sharing her adventure with us.
A hurricane off the Atlantic coast has created some rough weather, but the science team aboard the NOAA RV Pisces has still had some success. The cruise is the deepwater biodiversity cruise off the Bear Seamount.
Paper nautilus shell brought up from deep
As they study populations in the deep, one of the trawls brought up a rarely seen paper nautilus with the shell in still intact. Beautiful! Little is known about this delicate cephalopod.
Thanks Tammy for sharing the photos.
more to come…
Thank you for celebrating the ‘beauty of ugly’ — Hagfish Day with us!
Hagfish hanging out.