Thursday, February 19, 2009

Whale Evolution Multimedia

To understand the Whale's Tale project, students watched the video clip titled How Do We Know Evolution Happens? that can be found at this link:
http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/evolution/educators/teachstuds/svideos.html
and part of the video Part 1 of Walking with Prehistoric Beasts to see how the Ambulocetus lived.

To understand the characteristics of a modern whale, students watched 3 video clips: Alaskan Whales, the pictures can be found on the following web page: www.toandos.com/whales.html,
Whale Song, which can be found at this web site
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vPPjS4uMwtw
Blue Whale Song
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UStjSuhBBnY
and Dolphins Blowing Bubble Rings, which can be found here:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TMCf7SNUb-Q).

Here is a video that summarizes whale evolution over time:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8cn0kf8mhS4

Here is a whale video that summarizes the evidence for evolution and has some details about whale evolution:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lIEoO5KdPvg#t=12

Star-Trek IV: The Voyage Home
The Crew of the Enterprise goes back in time to save humpback whales
http://www.amazon.com/Star-Trek-IV-Voyage-Home/dp/B002I9Z8BM/ref=sr_1_2?ie=UTF8&qid=1453823695&sr=8-2&keywords=Star+Trek+the+voyage+home

http://www.reelz.com/trailer-clips/49179/star-trek-iv-the-voyage-home-clip/

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kkbHi2eT5_U


Here are some useful links about Whale Evolution:
http://www.indiana.edu/~ensiweb/lessons/whale.ev.html
http://www.indiana.edu/~ensiweb/lessons/wh.ank.act.pdf
http://www.enchantedlearning.com/subjects/whales/allabout/Evol.shtml
http://ngm.nationalgeographic.com/ngm/data/2001/11/01/html/ft_20011101.4.html?fs=www3.nationalgeographic.com&fs=plasma.nationalgeographic.com
http://news.nationalgeographic.com/news/2005/04/0414_050414_egyptwhale.html
http://news.nationalgeographic.com/news/2007/12/071219-whales-evolved.html
http://ngm.nationalgeographic.com/2010/08/whale-evolution/mueller-text
http://news.nationalgeographic.com/news/2001/09/0919_walkingwhale_2.html
http://news.nationalgeographic.com/news/2009/02/090203-pregnant-whale-fossil_2.html
http://evolution.berkeley.edu/evolibrary/article/evograms_03
http://berkeley.edu/news/media/releases/2005/01/24_hippos.shtml
http://evolution.berkeley.edu/evolibrary/article/phylogenetics_10
http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2009/09/090924185533.htm
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Evolution_of_cetaceans
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Even-toed_ungulate
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hippopotamus
http://www.nyit.edu/medicine/research/evolution_of_dolphins_and_whales_homepage/
http://articles.chicagotribune.com/1997-12-07/news/9712070170_1_beluga-paleontologists-hippos
http://www.actionbioscience.org/evolution/gingerich.html
http://www-personal.umich.edu/~gingeric/PDFfiles/PDG413_Whaleevol.pdf
http://www-personal.umich.edu/~gingeric/PDGwhales/Whales.htm
http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/evolution/library/03/4/l_034_05.html
http://biologos.org/blog/evidences-for-evolution-part-2b-the-whales-tale
http://suite101.com/a/the-evolution-of-the-hippopotamus-a371242
http://ncse.com/rncse/21/5-6/tale-two-entities-whales-hippos
http://www.locolobo.org/CetaceanEvolution.html
http://www.pandasthumb.org/archives/2008/03/whale-evolution.html
http://www.life.umd.edu/biology/dudashlab/Docs%20for%20Honors%20Class/Final%20presentations/whaleevolutionppt.ppt
http://phys.org/news2806.html
https://danniteboul.wordpress.com/2013/12/03/they-did-it-on-porpoise/
http://journals.plos.org/plosone/article?id=10.1371/journal.pone.0007062

Mesonychid ancestor/relative of the whale:
http://www.newanimal.org/meso.htm
http://www.donaldprothero.com/files/47440598.pdf



Early Whales Gave Birth On Land, Fossil Find Reveals
http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2009/02/090204085133.htm
http://news.nationalgeographic.com/news/2009/02/090203-pregnant-whale-fossil_2.html

"Whale Lice" Genes Offer Clues to Whale Evolution

Jurassic Shrew is Earliest Known Mammal That Used a Placenta (our common ancestor!)
http://www.sciencenewsblog.com/blog/825113

Smithsonian Magazine's article on Evo-tourism
http://www.smithsonianmag.com/travel/evotourism/Evotourism.html

The Origin of Whales and the Power of Independent Evidence by Raymond Sulera
http://ncse.com/rncse/20/5/origin-whales-power-independent-evidence
http://www.talkorigins.org/features/whales/

Whales evolved from a small, deer-like mammal
http://www.theguardian.com/science/2007/dec/20/sciencenews.evolution
http://news.nationalgeographic.com/news/2007/12/071219-whales-evolved_2.html

Another "Walking Whale" Fossil has been discovered:
http://www.isciencetimes.com/articles/6094/20130920/walking-whale-fossil-ocucaje-peru-40-million-years.htm

Is the Hippopotamus the Closest Living Relative to the Whale?
http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2009/03/090318153803.htm


Deep-diving whales could hold answer for synthetic blood
Study shows how marine mammals pack muscle cells with oxygen-holding protein 
http://news.rice.edu/2015/09/25/deep-diving-whales-could-hold-answer-for-synthetic-blood-2/



There are many other facts about whales that you can discover on your own. Try these web pages:
What is a Modern Whale?
Information on proto-whales
http://www.oceansofkansas.com
Pliosaur (not a whale):
Beaked whale:
General Whale Information:
Oceania Project
Channel Islands Marine Sanctuary
http://channelislands.noaa.gov/focus/alert.html
World Wide Whales (Link Exchange)
Center for Whale Research
http://www.whaleresearch.com
Cetacean Society International (Link Exchange)
http://csiwhalesalive.org/
Whales as marine ecosystem engineers
http://ecowatch.com/2014/07/09/whales-marine-ecosystem-engineers/
Video footage of whales and dolphins feeding
Helicopter ride reveals enormous mass of anchovies, herded by dolphins and whales | GrindTV.com
Humpback Whale
http://www.nmfs.noaa.gov/pr/pdfs/recovery/whale_humpback.pdf
https://swfsc.noaa.gov/uploadedFiles/Divisions/PRD/Projects/Research_Cruises/Hawaii_and_Alaska/SPLASH/SPLASH-contract-Report-May08.pdf
http://www.amazon.com/Humpbacks-Unveiling-Mysteries-Jim-Darling/dp/1894694724
http://www.alaskahumpbacks.org/Classification.html
https://seagrant.uaf.edu/map/gap/marine-mammals/publications/witteveenposter.pdf
Video of what it feels like to swim with the majestic whales:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Cij3cleb8SU
Whales and Dolphins
http://www.amazon.com/Whales-Dolphins-Question-Smithsonian-Smithsonians/dp/B0064XH63Q
Marine Mammals
http://www.amazon.com/Marine-Mammals-Second-Edition-Evolutionary/dp/0120885522
See the Ancient Whale Skull Recovered from a Virginia Swanp
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zw-Anc-NXP8

The importance of Fossils
http://classroom.synonym.com/importance-fossils-2470.html

The Trends in Whale Evolution and Evidence Whales have Changed Over Time
http://www.talkorigins.org/features/whales/

Video - How Whales Change Climate
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=M18HxXve3CM

Whale Gifs
https://www.tenor.co/search/whale-gifs

Whale Video - Whales An Unforgettable Journey - IMAX
     narrated by Patrick Stewart
https://dvd.netflix.com/Movie/Whales-An-Unforgettable-Journey-IMAX/17104335

Just for fun, there are walking whales in the movie, The Croods
http://the-croods.wikia.com/wiki/Ground_Whale





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