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J.J.'s Adventure: A Baby Gray Whale's Rescue and Release
"J. J.'s Adventure: A Baby Gray Whale's Rescue and Release" is designed primarily to: 1. Provide general background information about gray whales, including feeding, mating and reproductive habits, migratory patterns, . 2. Provide insight into the rescue, rehabilitation and release of a specific gray whale named "J.J.", which was found as a newborn near death last year and was rescued by Sea World. The details of J. J.'s rescue, the process involved in nursing her back to health, and the tasks required for preparing J.J. to be released again into the wild offer a fascinating backdrop for learning about gray whales on a personal level. 3. Offer visitors a glimpse into the often unpredictable world of marine biology and veterinary science. A one-on-one interview with J. J.'s primary keeper, Dr. Tom Reidarson, includes comments from the veterinarian on why he chose his profession and what he likes about it. For students who have often dreamed of becoming a veterinarian, this interview can be the catalyst for further study. We want to encourage students to become acquainted with whale facts through hands-on activities, games, quizzes, and using the whale resources on the Internet to solve a puzzle. We also provide children with a way to interact with the site to add comments, poetry, and art.
1998 Best of Contest
19 & under
Science & Technology > Life Science > Animals > Marine Life > Whales