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Whale Guide
 
 

WhaleGuide was initially designed as a touch-screen exhibit for Alaska’s Petersburg Marine Mammal Center. It’s received rave reviews from visitors and teachers. Plans are underway to purchase a portable computer and projection system so the Center can take the exhibit on the road to schools in Alaska. Teachers are impressed with WhaleGuide and have been asking for a CD version, including a teacher’s guide and curriculum for the classroom. As an exhibit, WhaleGuide is an easily customizable platform that can be tailored to the specific needs of interpretive centers, aquaria and museums.

WhaleGuide covers humpback & killer whales, Steller sea lions, harbor seals, sea otters, Dall’s porpoises and Pacific white-sided dolphins. It includes 85 screens, revealing astonishing details about anatomy, behaviors, social structures, migration, evolution, life cycles, diets, feeding techniques, conservation issues and more. Navigate through the screens to view detailed photos and illustrations, watch amazing videos, hear remarkable sounds and discover fascinating facts in the accompanying text.

  • 85 screens
  • 170 photographs
  • 13 minutes of video
  • Audio clips
  • Illustrations
  • Fluke match game
  • Narrated section intro videos
  • Screen saver mode with large versions of photos
  • Over 7,000 words of explanatory text
Screen shots of two of the Whale Guide Screens. (click to enlarge)
    Download the PDF information sheet on Whale Guide (417KB)


WhaleGuide Content Outline
Screen
Text
Photos
Illus.
Video
Audio
Main Menu
  Introduction
  Credits
Humpback Whale Menu
  Humpback Intro
  Anatomy Menu
    Flukes
    Dorsal Fin
    Blowholes & Splashguard
    Rostrum
    Mouth/Baleen
    Throat Grooves
    Eyes & Ears
    Flippers
    Coloration
  Behaviors Menu
    Breach
    Blow
    Dive
    Head Slap
    Tail Lob
    Tail Throw
    Flipper Wave/Slap
    Song
    Social Sounds
  Feeding
    Food
    Bubbles
    Flipper Manipulation
    Feeding Call
    Lunge Feeding
    Group Feeding
    Group Feeding Research
    Reef Feeding
  Fluke Ids/Fluke ID Game
  Migration
  Calves
  Evolution
  Conservation Issues
Killer Whale Menu
  Killer Whale Intro
  Anatomy
    Eye
    Mouth
    Blowhole
    Dorsal Fin
    Saddle Patch
    Flukes
    Flippers (pectoral fins)
    Coloration
  Types
  Society
  Life Cycle
  Behaviors Menu
    Breaching
    Blow
    Speed Swimming
    Spy Hop
    Fluke Slap
    Feeding
    Echolocation
    Social Communication
  Evolution
  Conservation
Other Marine Mammals Menu
  Intro Video
  Marine Mammal Facts
  Marine Mammal Adaptations
  Dall's Porpoise
  Harbor Seal
  Steller Sea Lion
  Pacific White-sided Dolphin
  Sea Otter
  Marine Mammal Conservation
 
   


   
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