Whales Today | Whale Biology
This topic explores the Whales Today exhibition and its focus on the science and behavior of whales, the current threats to their survival, and empowering all to support conservation efforts.
Whales, dolphins and porpoises are classified as cetaceans. These are aquatic mammals with torpedo-shaped bodies, horizontal tails, multiple stomachs, a layer of blubber, elongated skulls, compressed neck vertebrae, eyes on the sides of their head, and don’t chew their food. Learn more here
Commercial whaling officially ended in the United States in 1972. Yet, due to a variety of our activities, we are still responsible for killing hundreds of animals annually. Learn more here
Conservation efforts and eco-tourism are a way to create positive change. Current news and legislation offer real ways people can have an impact – from recycling to writing elected officials. Learn more here