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Right Whale Identification Game

Source Institutions

    New England Aquarium

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Right Whale Identification Game

In this online activity, learners go out on a boat with Philip Hamilton, right whale researcher and manager of the Right Whale Catalog at the New England Aquarium, to learn how scientists identify different types of right whales. Learners examine callosity patterns to match and identify different whales.

Quick Guide

Preparation Time:
Under 5 minutes

Learning Time:
5 to 10 minutes

Estimated Materials Cost:

Age Range:
Ages 6 - 14

Resource Types:
Activity, Game, Simulation


Materials List (per student)

  • Computer with internet access


  • Life Sciences
    • Diversity of Life
      • Animals
      • Classification
  • Mathematics
    • Data Analysis and Probability
      • Data Analysis
      • Data Collection
  • The Nature of Science
    • The Scientific Process
      • Gathering Data
    • Science as a Career

Informal Categories

  • Animals
  • Games
  • Nature and Environment


To use this activity, learners need to:

  • see
  • see color
  • read
  • use keyboard
  • use mouse

Learning styles supported:

  • Involves hands-on or lab activities


This resource is part of:

Access Rights:

  • Free access


Source Collection:

  • Association of Zoos and Aquariums


  • All Rights Reserved, New England Aquarium, ©2011


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